"HAMPNETT, a parish in the hundred of Bradley, county Gloucester, 1 mile N.W. of Northleach, its post town, and 11 miles E. of Cheltenham. The village, which is small, is situated near the old Roman Fosse Way, where several coins have been found. The soil is stone brash, alternating with chalk and clay. Here is an ancient barrow. Northleach house of correction is in this parish. A small brook called the Leach has its rise here, and gives name to the town of Northleach. The living is a rectory with that of Stowell united, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £475. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, is an ancient stone structure with tower containing three bells. Henry Thomas, Hope, Esq., is lord of the manor."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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