Lassington

LASSINGTON, a parish, in the Lower division of the hundred of Dudstone and King's-Barton, union, and E. division of the county, of Gloucester, 3¼ miles (N. W.) from Gloucester; containing 82 inhabitants. The parish is bounded on the north and east by the river Leadon, and comprises about 520 acres, nearly two-thirds of which are of a light sandy soil, and the remainder a stiff clay, with some good dry meadow land. The Herefordshire and Gloucestershire canal runs parallel with the Leadon, which falls into the western branch of the Severn, near an ancient camp, where both rivers are crossed by the same bridge. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £6. 10., and in the gift of Sir B. W. Guise, Bart., and the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol, the former having two presentations, and the latter one: the tithes have been commuted for £119, and the glebe comprises 8 acres. The church is a small plain edifice. The petrifaction called astroites, or starstone, is met with in a hill in the neighbourhood.

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

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