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"CLAINES, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Oswaldslow, in the county of Worcester, adjoining the city of Worcester to the N. The West Midland railway goes through the parish, and has a station at Fearnall Heath. The parish is situated to the E. of the Severn, near the Worcester and Birmingham canal, and includes the tything of Whistons. The part of this parish extending to the city of Worcester is united to it by the new Boundary Act. There is no village, but several scattered hamlets, pleasantly situated in the midst of picturesque scenery. The living is a vicarage* [the asterisk denotes that there is a parsonage and glebe belonging to the living] in the diocese of Worcester, value £60, in the patronage of Sir O. Wakeman, Bart., who is impropriator of the great tithes, amounting to £1,200 a year, out of which he pays £27 to the incumbent in lieu of the small tithes."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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