Kemble (All Saints)
KEMBLE (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Cirencester, hundred of Malmesbury, Malmesbury and Kingswood, and N. divisions of Wilts, 4 miles (S. W.) from Cirencester; containing, with the tything of Ewen and part of Wick, 597 inhabitants. The Cheltenham and Great Western Union railway passes by this place, where it is joined by a branch from Cirencester. One of the sources of the Thames is in the parish, and water is raised from it by a steamengine for the supply of the Thames and Severn canal. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £11. 4. 7.; net income, £249; patron and impropriator, R. Gordon, Esq.: the tithes were commuted for land in 1772. The church contains monuments to the families of Cox and Timbrell; in July, 1834, the steeple was struck by lightning, which forced the top of it into an adjoining field, and tore out a great part of two of its sides.