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Aston Whitelady

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"ASTON WHITELADY, (or Aston Episcopi) a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Oswaldslow, in the county of Worcester, 5 miles to the S.E. of Worcester. The Birmingham and Gloucester railway passes near it. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester, value £226, in the patronage of R. Berkeley, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. A nunnery of the Celestine order was founded here at an early period. Bishop Lloyd, in 1713, endowed the charity school founded by him at Worcester, with an estate in this parish. From this circumstance it is sometimes called Aston Episcopi. In this village Oliver Cromwell had his head-quarters before his great victory of Worcester.
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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