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"GREAT KYRE, (or Kyre-Wyard), a parish in the hundred of Upper Doddingtree, county Worcester, 4 miles S.E. of Tenbury, its post town, 3 N.E. of Bockleton, and 7 N.W. of Bromyard. The parish is small and wholly agricultural. The village stands on the road from Tenbury to Bromyard. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £170. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford, value £170. The church is an ancient structure, dedicated to St. Mary. There are almshouses for eight widows from eight adjoining parishes, who each receive 2s. 6d. weekly, with coal and clothing.
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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