Marstow (St. Martin)

MARSTOW (St. Martin), a parish, in the union of Ross, Lower division of the hundred of Wormelow, county of Hereford, 5 miles (S. W.) from Ross; containing 139 inhabitants. This parish, which is bounded on its south-eastern extremity by the river Wye, and intersected by the small river Garran, and the road from Ross to Monmouth, comprises according to admeasurement 810 acres. Red sandstone is quarried for building, and for the roads. The living is a perpetual curacy, with that of Pencoyd united; patron, the Vicar of Sellack; impropriator of Marstow, the Rev. W. Coke. The tithes have been commuted for £202. 10., and the glebe comprises about half an acre. The church is an ancient structure: the churchyard is frequently inundated. There is a place of worship for dissenters.

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

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