Knightwick (St. Mary)

KNIGHTWICK (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Martley, Lower division of the hundred of Oswaldslow, Worcester and W. divisions of the county of Worcester, 8½ miles (W.) from Worcester; containing 157 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated on the borders of Herefordshire, and separated from Doddenham by the river Teame, comprises 733a. 3r. 33p., mostly rich pasture: the soil is a rich loam near the river and in the lowlands, and in the uplands a stiffish clay; the surface is pleasingly undulated. At its northern end, the parish is intersected by the road from Worcester to Bromyard. The living is a rectory, with the living of Doddenham consolidated, valued in the king's books at £13. 13. 4.; net income, £266; patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church is an ancient stone edifice, with 72 sittings: in it were interred the two daughters of Colonel Lane, supposed to have been instrumental in secreting Charles II. on his flight from Worcester.

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

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