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"BARROW-GURNEY, a parish in the hundred of Hartcliffe-with-Bedminster, in the county of Somerset, 5 miles to the W. of Bristol. A Benedictine nunnery was established here about the commencement of the 13th century by one of the Fitz-Hardinges, to whom the manor belonged At the Dissolution its value was £31. It was granted by Henry VIII. to John Drew, of Bristol, who converted it into a private mansion. The house has been little altered since, and contains some interesting decorations and family portraits. It is now called Barrow Court, and is the seat of the Gores, in whose family it has been since 1659. The living is a donative in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £71, in the patronage of J. H. Blagrave, Esq. The church has monuments of the Gores, and is dedicated to the Holy Trinity." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003
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