"LEA, a parish partly in the hundred of ST-BRIAVELLS, county of GLOUCESTER, and partly in the hundred of GREYTREE, county of HEREFORD, 4 miles (E.S.E.) from Ross, containing 180 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Gloucester, and diocese of Hereford, endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £600 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the President and Fellows of St. John's College, Oxford. The church is dedicated to St. John." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- The transcription of the section for Lea from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
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- "Formerly Lea, Gloucestershire and Lea, Herefordshire until both were united in 1844. Includes townships of Upper Lea, and Lower Lea, formerly in Gloucestershire. Transferred from ...Gloucester to Hereford [Diocese] in 1975."
(Ref: The Parish Registers of Herefordshire, J Harnden, 1987, ISBN 0 9512347 0 6)
Note: St John's parish church was in the township of Lower Lea, and was therefore in Gloucestershire.
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