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"HARVINGTON, a parish in the middle division of the hundred of Oswaldslow, county Worcester, 4 miles N. of Evesham, and 6 S.W. of Alcester. The parish, which is of small extent, is situated about half a mile W. of the river Avon. The tithes were commuted for land and money payments under an Enclosure Act in 1786. 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 £296, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church, dedicated to St. James, is an ancient structure of stone, with Saxon tower. It has recently been restored at a cost of £1,630. The charities produce about £5 yearly, distributed to the poor on Good Friday. There is a National school recently built."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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