Martin-Hussingtree (St. Nicholas)

MARTIN-HUSSINGTREE (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Droitwich, Upper division of the hundred of Pershore, Worcester and W. divisions of the county of Worcester, 3 miles (S. W.) from Droitwich; containing 237 inhabitants. This parish comprises 908a. 3r. 33p. of rich land, of which two-thirds are arable, and the remainder pasture, with 12 acres of common. It is intersected by the road from Birmingham to Bristol, and the Droitwich canal passes through the lower part. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £5. 14. 4½., and in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester: the tithes have been commuted for £248. 10., and there is a glebe-house, with about 3 acres of garden and orchard. The church is an ancient structure in the early English style, with a spire of wood at the west end; it is overgrown with ivy in many places, which renders it rather picturesque.

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

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