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"CROWLE, a parish partly in the middle division of the hundred of Oswaldslow, and partly in the upper division of the hundred of Halfshire, in the county of Worcester, 4½ miles E. of Worcester, and 2 N.E. of Spetchley railway station. It formerly belonged to Worcester Abbey, and the moated building called Crowle House was once the abbot's seat. 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 £281, in the patronage of the Rev. W. H. Woolrych. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is a small building partly in the Norman style. It contains a finely carved stone reading-desk, and several tablets and hatchments. The tithes were commuted in 1806. The charities amount to £18 per annum. The Wesleyans have a place of worship. The Dean and Chapter of Worcester are lords of the manor."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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