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Churchill by Spetchley

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"CHURCHILL BY SPETCHLEY, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Oswaldslow, in the county of Worcester, 5 miles S.E. of Worcester, its post town. The Birmingham and Bristol section of the Midland railway passes through the parish. The living is a rectory* [the asterisk denotes that there is a parsonage and glebe belonging to the living] in the diocese of Worcester, value £167, in the patronage of Robert Berkeley. Esq. The church, dedicated to St. Leonard, is a small and very ancient edifice, constructed in the early English style. There is a sum of £6 annually spent on bread for the poor, left by Thomas Barker, Esq. The tithes were commuted in 1839."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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