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Oldbury on the Hill

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[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"OLDBURY-ON-THE-HILL, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Grumbald's Ash, county Gloucester, 5 miles S.W. of Tetbury. Chippenham is its post town. The village, which is of small extent, is situated among the Cotswold hills. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £245. The living is a rectory with the rectory* of Didmarton annexed, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, joint value £387. The church, dedicated to St. Arild or St. Ariva, is a small ancient structure. There is a village school supported by the Duchess of Beaufort."

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

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Historical Geography

  • "(Rectory, united with Didmarton since 1735). In civil parish of Didmarton since 1883."
    (Ref: Guide to the Parish Records of the City of Bristol and the County of Gloucester; I. Gray & E. Ralph, 1963)

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