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"HANBURY, a parish in the middle division of the hundred of Oswaldslow, county Worcester, 6 miles S.E. of Bromsgrove, its post town, 4 E. of Droitwich, and 2 S.E. of Stoke Prier station, on the Gloucester railway. The Worcester and Birmingham canal passes through the parish for nearly 2 miles. The village is considerable, and the inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. The soil is chiefly stiff clay or marl, producing abundant crops of wheat and beans. 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 £1,188. The church, dedicated to St. Bartholomew, is an ancient structure, with a tower containing eight bells."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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