Marlow, Little (St. John the Baptist)

MARLOW, LITTLE (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the borough of Marlow, union of Wycombe, hundred of Desborough, county of Buckingham, 1½ mile (E. N. E.) from Marlow; containing 927 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £8. 5. 10.; patron, S. Birch, Esq.; impropriator, Sir G. Nugent, Bart. The great tithes have been commuted for £55, and the small for £200; the vicar has a glebe of 24 acres. The church is principally in the later English style. Here was a small convent of Benedictine nuns, founded in honour of the Virgin Mary, by Geoffrey, Lord Spencer, before the reign of John, and the revenue of which, at the Dissolution, was estimated at £37. 6. 11.

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

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