Harnhill (St. Michael)

HARNHILL (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Cirencester, hundred of Crowthorne and Minety, E. division of the county of Gloucester, 3 miles (E. S. E.) from Cirencester; containing 97 inhabitants. The parish comprises by computation 700 acres, about half of which is arable, and the rest pasture, with 10 acres of woodland; the soil is in general clayey, the surface slightly undulated, and the hedge-rows are thickly wooded with oak and elm. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £5. 16. 5½., and in the gift of George Bengough, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £120, and the glebe contains 20 acres. The church is a small neat edifice, in the later English style.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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