"QUEDGELEY, a parish, partly in the middle division of Dudstone hundred, but chiefly in the upper division of Whitstone hundred, county Gloucester, 3 miles S.W. of Gloucester, its post town, and 9 from Stroud. The village, which is small, is situated on the Berkeley Ship canal, and near the river Severn. It is wholly agricultural. In 1838, an Act of Parliament was obtained for enclosing 93 acres of waste land, of which two were appropriated for recreation. The soil consists of blue lias. The parish includes the hamlet of Woolstrop. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £122. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £161. The church, dedicated to St. James, is an ancient stone edifice, with a spired tower containing six bells. There is a National school. Quedgeley House, the principal residence, is situated in a park. J. C. Hayward, Esq., is lord of the manor."
"WOOLSTROP, a hamlet in the parish of Quedgeley, hundred of Dudstone, county Gloucester, 5 miles S.W. of Gloucester."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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