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"LONGTOWN, a chapelry in the parish of CLODOCK, hundred .of EWYASLACY, county of HEREFORD, 17 miles (S.W. by W.) from Hereford, containing 842 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Brecon, and diocese of St. David's, endowed with £400 private benefaction, and £200 royal bounty. The Rev. James Rogers was patron in 1816. The chapel is dedicated to St. Peter. Courts baron for the parish and hundred are held here annually. Lewis Gilbert, Esq. bequeathed £4 per annum for the instruction of children. There are some few vestiges of a castle; and to the eastward is an eminence called Money Farthing hill, probably from coins having been found there." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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