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Dorsington

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[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"DORSINGTON, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Kiftsgate, in the county of Gloucester, 4 miles N.E. of the Honeybourne station on the Oxford and Wolverhampton railway, and 4 S.W. of Stratford-on-Avon. Long Marston is its post town. It is situated near the river Avon, and at the time of the Domesday Survey belonged to Roger de Belmont, from whom it descended to the earls of Warwick. The greater part of the parish is a stiff clay, and the land chiefly arable. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £199, in the patronage of J. Harward, Esq. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is a small brick structure of the middle of the last century. The whole village with the church was destroyed by fire in 1754. There is a small charity of £1."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

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Historical Geography

  • The parish of Dorsington was transferred from Gloucestershire to Warwickshire in 1931.

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