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Birch, Much (St. Mary)

BIRCH, MUCH (St. Mary), a parish, in the Upper division of the hundred of Wormelow, union and county of Hereford, 6¼ miles (S. by W.) from Hereford; containing 484 inhabitants. The parish is bounded by the road from Hereford to Monmouth, and intersected by that between the former town and Ross; it consists of 1170 acres. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £91. The ancient place called Wormelow, from which the hundred takes its name, is within this parish.

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

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