"TORTWORTH, a parish in the upper division of Grumbald's-Ash hundred, county Gloucester, 4 miles W. of Wooton-under-Edge, its post town, and 2 W. of the Charfield station, on the Bristol and Birmingham railway. The village is situated on the Little Avon. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £428, in the patronage of Oriel College, Oxford. The church, dedicated to St. Leonard, contains an old font and monuments of the Throckmorton family. It was restored in 1852. The parochial charities produce about £16 per annum for the restoration of the church. In this parish is a gigantic chestnut-tree."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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