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"SHORNCOTE, a parish in the hundred of Highworth county Wilts, 5 miles N.W. of Cricklade, its post town, and 3 S. of Cirencester. The parish, which is inconsiderable, is wholly agricultural. There is no village. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £92, and the glebe comprises 38 acres. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £130. The church is dedicated to All Saints. The late rector, John Greenly, M.A., who died in 1862, aged 85 years, had served as chaplain on board the Revenge, one of Nelson's fleet, and was wounded at the battle of Trafalgar."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Shorncote or Shorncutt or Sharncote is 6 miles NW of Cricklade and 3 miles South of Cirencester (Gloucestershire). Grid Ref SU025967. Postcode GL7 6DE. Population 29 in 1831.

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