Margaret's, St.

MARGARET'S, St., a parish, in the union of Dore, hundred of Ewyaslacy, county of Hereford, 13 miles (W. S. W.) from Hereford; containing 304 inhabitants. The parish consists of 2277 acres, in about equal quantities of arable and pasture land, the latter of which is of inferior quality; the surface is ornamented with fine sweeps of wood, the oak and ash being of very luxuriant growth, and extensive views are obtained from the high grounds. The great limestone formation which runs across this part of the county, is here about a mile wide, and consists of numerous strata, resting upon a bed of marl of great depth; stone is quarried for various purposes. The living is a perpetual curacy, with that of Michael-Church-Eskley annexed; net income, £162; patron, the Earl of Oxford; impropriator, Sir Velters Cornewall, Bart. The church is ancient; at the east end is a rood-loft, the lower part of which is distinguished by compartments painted and gilded.

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

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