"AYMESTREY, a parish partly in the hundred of STRETFORD, but chiefly in the hundred of WIGMORE, county of HEREFORD, 8 miles (N.W.) from Leominster, comprising the chapelry of Earls Lenthall, and the townships of Conhope and Upper Ley, and containing 813 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Hereford, rated in the king's books at £7. 14. 2., and endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Crown. The church is dedicated to St. John and St. Alkmund. The river Lug runs through the parish, and limestone abounds in the vicinity. A court leet for the manor is held every alternate year. A charity school is endowed with £12 per annum, and an almshouse, for one poor widow, with £2 per annum. Traces of Roman and British camps are discernible near the village." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
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