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"SHRAWLEY, a parish in the lower division of Doddingtree hundred, county Worcester, 4½ miles S. by W. of Stourport, its post town, and 7 W. of Droitwich. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the river Severn, and is chiefly agricultural. The land is well cultivated, and partly in wood and hop grounds. The surface is hilly, and the soil gravelly. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £355, and the glebe comprises 63 acres. 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 £355. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is situated on an eminence, with a tower containing six bells. The parochial charities produce about £150 per annum. There is a school, partially endowed by Edward Burton in 1699. H. F. Vernon, Esq., 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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