Horton (St. James)
HORTON (St. James), a parish, in the union of Chipping-Sodbury, Upper division of the hundred of Grumbald's-Ash, W. division of the county of Gloucester, 3¼ miles (N. E.) from Chipping-Sodbury; containing 466 inhabitants. It is pleasantly situated; and from the hills are obtained fine views of Bristol, Clifton, and the Severn, with the adjacent country, abounding with picturesque beauty. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £16, and in the gift of the Rev. Richard Brook: the tithes have been commuted for £600, and the glebe comprises 39 acres.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.