Hom-Lacy (St. Cuthbert)

HOM-LACY (St. Cuthbert), a parish, in the hundred of Webtree, union and county of Hereford, 6 miles (S. E.) from Hereford; containing 369 inhabitants. It is bounded by the river Wye on the east and partly on the north, and consists of 3225 acres of highly productive land. The living is a vicarage, with that of Bolstone annexed, endowed with the rectorial tithes, valued in the king's books at £8, and in the gift of Sir E. F. Scudamore Stanhope, Bart.: the tithes have been commuted for £515, and the glebe contains 14½ acres, with a house. An abbey for Præmonstratensian canons, in honour of the Blessed Virgin and St. Thomas à Becket, was founded, and endowed with divers manors, by William Fitzwain, in the time of Henry III.

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

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