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Norton-Coleparle (All Saints)

NORTON-COLEPARLE (All Saints), a parish, in the union and hundred of Malmesbury, Malmesbury and Kingswood, and N. divisions of Wilts, 3¾ miles (S. W. by W.) from Malmesbury; containing 116 inhabitants. It comprises by computation 948 acres, of which 324 are arable, 535 pasture, and 4 woodland: the surface is elevated, and enriched with wood; the soil is chiefly clay, alternated with stone brash. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £2. 19. 9½., and in the gift of J. Neeld, Esq.; the impropriate tithes have been commuted for £77. 14., and the vicarial for £100. The church is of modern date.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.