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Help and advice for FROCESTER, Gloucestershire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

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FROCESTER, Gloucestershire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"FROCESTER, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Whitstone, county Gloucester, 4 miles S.W. of Stroud, its post town, and 9 S. of Gloucester. It is a station on the Bristol and Birmingham line of railway. The village is situated at the base of a hill, the summit of which commands an extensive prospect over the valley of the Severn. Stone is quarried for building. This was formerly a part of the demesne of the abbey of St. Peter at Gloucester.

The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value with the curacy annexed, £229. The church, which is about 1 mile distant from the village, is a modern structure dedicated to St. Peter. A chapel-of-ease is situated in the village. The charities yield about £12 per annum. There is a free school. Frocester Court was once the seat of the Huntley family, to whom Queen Elizabeth paid a visit in 1574. In its neighbourhood is the place known as the Abbey Grange, the roof of the barn being of oak, similar to that of Westminster Abbey."

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