Leafield

LEAFIELD, a chapelry, in the parish of Shiptonunder-Whichwood, union of Chipping-Norton, hundred of Chadlington, county of Oxford, 4½ miles (N. W. by N.) from Witney; containing 737 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £100; patron, the Vicar of Shipton. The chapel was founded in the reign of Elizabeth by Sir Henry Upton, and dedicated to St. Michael; it has been enlarged. There are two barrows, one of which was opened in 1828; and ancient coins have been dug up. Lord Churchill appropriates several acres of land for the encouragement of spade husbandry, at a nominal rent,

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

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