Michael-Church-Eskley (St. Michael)

MICHAEL-CHURCH-ESKLEY (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Dore, hundred of Ewyaslacy, county of Hereford, 16 miles (W. S. W.) from Hereford; containing 404 inhabitants. The river Eskley runs through the parish. The surface is hilly, and ornamented with wood in various parts; the Black mountains are seen at the distance of about three miles, forming a bold back-ground in the landscape. The number of acres is 3840; the land consists of arable and pasture, in general of inferior quality, the soil being partly a red clayey earth, and partly a stony loam. Stone of a lightgreen colour is quarried, supplying flagstones of a superior kind. A few of the inhabitants are employed in making woollen goods. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to that of St. Margaret's; impropriators, the Cornwall family.

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

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