Pebworth (St. Peter)
PEBWORTH (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Evesham, Upper division of the hundred of Kiftsgate, E. division of the county of Gloucester, 6¼ miles (N. by W.) from Chipping-Campden; containing, with the hamlets of Broad Marston and Ullington, 829 inhabitants, of whom 540 are in the township of Pebworth. The parish comprises about 3000 acres, the soil of which is a strong rich clay; the surface is varied, being in some parts hilly, and in others level. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £10. 1. 2., and has a net income of £98: the patronage and impropriation belong to Thomas Eden, and T. Shekell, Esqrs. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. A school is endowed with £15, and a Sunday school with £5, per annum. Several mineral springs rise in the parish, which are said to resemble the Cheltenham waters.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.