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"VOWCHURCH, a parish in the hundred of WEBTREE, county of HEREFORD, 11 miles (W. by S.) from Hereford, containing, with the townships of Monington and Straddle, 367 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Hereford, rated in the king's books at £5. 9., and in the patronage of the Prebendary of Putson Major in the Cathedral Church of Hereford. The church is dedicated to St. Bartholomew. In the neighbourhood is an ancient square encampment."  [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]


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