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"HOM-LACY, a parish in the hundred of WEBTREE, county of HEREFORD, 6 miles (S. E.) from Hereford, containing 389 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Hereford, rated in the king's books at £8, and in the patronage of Sir E. F. Scudamore Stanhope, Bart. The church is dedicated to St. Cuthbert. An abbey for Premonstratehsian canons, in honour of the Blessed Virgin and St. Thomas & Becket, was founded and endowed with divers manors, by William Fitzwain, in the time of Henry III. In the manorial mansion Pope wrote his poem entitled " The Man of Ross." " [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
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