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KING'S STANLEY, Gloucestershire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"KING'S STANLEY, a parish in the lower division of Whitstone hundred, county Gloucester, 1½ mile S. of Stonehouse railway station. The village is situated on the Thames and Severn canal, and is included in the borough of Stroud. A portion of the inhabitants are employed in the manufacture of woollen cloths, introduced here in the time of Elizabeth. The soil is of a sandy nature, with a subsoil of clay. There are quarries of freestone and ragstone. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £312, in the patronage of Jesus College, Cambridge. The church is dedicated to St. George. The parochial charities produce about £34 per annum, of which £6 go to a school. There is a National school for both sexes, also a British school. The Baptists have a chapel. Stanley Park is the principal residence. W. Leigh, Esq., and the trustees of the late Joseph King, are lords of the manor."

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