Harescomb (St. John the Baptist)
HARESCOMB (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Wheatenhurst, Middle division of the hundred of Dudstone and King's-Barton, E. division of the county of Gloucester, 2½ miles (W. by N.) from Painswick; containing 132 inhabitants. It is situated on the road from Stroud to Gloucester, and comprises 479a. 15p. The living is a discharged rectory, with that of Pitchcomb united, valued in the king's books at £6. 8., and in the gift of R. J. Pernal, Esq.: the incumbent's tithes have been commuted for £89. 16. 11., and a rent-charge of £23. 18. is paid to certain impropriators; the glebe comprises 15a. 3r. The church is an ancient structure, with a tower and low spire between the nave and chancel.