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Doverdale

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"DOVERDALE, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Halfshire, in the county of Worcester, 4 miles N.W. of Droitwich, its post town, and 5 S.E. of Stourport. It contains the hamlets of Dunhampton, Cornhampton, Owlhill, Acton, and Leybridge. The soil is clay and marl, resting on a substratum of red sandstone, which is quarried for building purposes. 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 £202, in the patronage of Mrs. Curtler. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a small ancient structure without tower or spire. The tithes have been commuted."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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