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"SEVERN-STOKE, a parish in the lower division of Pershore hundred, county Worcester, 7 miles S. of Worcester, its post town, and 3 N.E. of Upton. The village is situated on the Severn, and has a prospect of the Malvern hills, &c. A market and fair were granted by Edward II., but have been long since disused. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. 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 £746. The church, dedicated to St. Denis, or All Saints, has a tower containing five bells. The interior of the church contains tombs of the Somers family. The parochial charities produce about £13 per annum. There is a National school for both sexes. Severn Bank is the principal residence. The Earl of Coventry is lord of the manor."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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