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Elmley Lovett

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"ELMLEY LOVETT, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Halfshire, county Worcester, 4 miles N.W. of Droitwich, and 5 S.E. of Bromsgrove. The Hartlebury station on the West Midland line is about 1½ mile to the N.W. of the village. It contains the hamlets of Bellington and Snead's Green. 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 £527, in the patronage of Christ's College, Cambridge. The church has been rebuilt with the exception of the spire, which is ancient, and contains six bells. It is dedicated to St. Lawrence. The parochial charities produce about £130 per annum, £81 of which is for education, and a portion for keeping the church in repair. The Rev. William Orme Foster is lord of the manor. The Lygon family take from this place the title of viscount."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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