Lea

LEA, a township, in the parish of Backford, union of Great Boughton, Higher division of the hundred of Wirrall, S. division of the county of Chester, 4 miles (N. N. W.) from Chester; containing 115 inhabitants. The manor was part of the original endowment of the monastery of St. Werburgh, and at the Dissolution was granted to the Glasier family, who resided in the Hall for many generations, but who are now supposed to be extinct. The township comprises 671 acres, of a clayey soil; and is divided from the township of Backford by a small rivulet that flows down a deep vale. The vicarial tithes have been commuted for £29, and the appropriate for £62, payable to the Bishop of Chester.

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

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