Standish (St. Nicholas)
STANDISH (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Wheaten hurst, Upper division of the hundred of Whitstone, E. division of the county of Gloucester, 4 miles (N. W.) from Stroud; containing 540 inhabitants. The Cheltenham and Great Western Union railway passes through the parish. The living is a vicarage, with that of Hardwick consolidated, valued in the king's books at £44. 2. 8½.; net income, £527; patron and appropriator, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is principally in the decorated English style.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.