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Help and advice for PRESTON-ON-STOUR, Gloucestershire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

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PRESTON-ON-STOUR, Gloucestershire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"PRESTON-ON-STOUR, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Deerhurst, county Gloucester, 3½ miles S.E. of Stratford, its post town. The Oxford, Worcester, and Wolverhampton line of railway passes in the vicinity. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the river Stour. It is chiefly agricultural. The soil is mostly clay and marl, intermixed in parts with gravel and sand. The principal seat is Alscot Park. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £55. The church, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, has a square tower crowned with pinnacles, containing three bells. The parochial charities produce about £5 per annum. There is a National school for both sexes. J. R. West, Esq., is lord of the manor."

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