Lench, Church

LENCH, CHURCH, a parish, in the union of Evesham, partly in the Lower division of the hundred of Blackenhurst, and partly in the Upper division of that of Halfshire, Pershore and E. divisions of the county of Worcester, 5¾ miles (N. by W.) from Evesham; containing, with the hamlets of Atch-Lench and Sheriffs-Lench, 393 inhabitants. It is situated on the borders of Warwickshire, and comprises 2530 acres, of which 736a. 2p. are in the township of Church-Lench. The land is elevated, the soil a stiff clay; and few places in the county present richer or more extensive prospects than are found in this parish, which abounds in views of the most picturesque character, the Malvern hills forming a fine outline. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £9. 11. 10½., and in the patronage of the Crown: the tithes have been commuted for £117. 1. 6.; the glebe consists of 81 acres, with a new glebe-house. The Bishop of Worcester is impropriator of Atch-Lench and Sheriff's-Lench. The church is beautifully situated in the township of Church-Lench.

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

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