Marcle, Little

MARCLE, LITTLE, a parish, in the union of Ledbury, hundred of Radlow, county of Hereford, 3 miles (W. S. W.) from Ledbury; containing 152 inhabitants. The parish is bounded on the south-east by a portion of the county of Gloucester, and comprises 1218a. 3r. 1p., of which 540 acres are arable, 541 pasture, and 3 woodland; the surface is boldly undulated. The living is a discharged perpetual curacy, valued in the king's books at £7. 1. 4.; patron, the Bishop of Hereford. The tithes have been commuted for £225, and the glebe comprises 36 acres, with a good glebe-house erected by the Rev. W. Jones. The church is a small ancient structure.

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

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