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Eldersfield Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Eldersfield ­ a parish in the hundred of Pershore, lower division, 7 miles W. from Tewkesbury, 110 from London; containing 146 inhabited houses. The living is a rectory; the Rev. C. Dunn, incumbent; instituted 1813; patron, Sir Anthony Lechmere, Bart. Population, 1801, 750 ­ 1811, 729 ­ 1821, 743.

Source: Worcestershire Delineated: Being a Topographical Description of Each Parish, Chapelry, Hamlet, &c. In the County; with the distances and bearings from their respective market towns, &c. By C. and J. Greenwood. Printed by T. Bensley, Crane Court, Fleet Street, London, 1822.

Eldersfield 1855 (with the Hamlets of Corse Lawn, Link End, and Rue Green)

Eldersfield is situate about 9 miles from Upton, 7 from Tewkesbury, and 9 from Gloucester, containing in 1851 a population of 704 inhabitants.

Corse Lawn is about 2 miles S.E. from the church.

Link End is a small hamlet belonging to the parish, from which it is distant about 2 miles E.

Rue Green is another small hamlet, about half a mile N.E. from the village.

The Church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, is a stone edifice, in the early English style of architecture. It has a very handsome spire, containing six musical bells. The living is a vicarage. Rev. Richard Holmes, Vicar; Mr. Thomas Dee, Clerk. Service ­ 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The national School is supported by contributions and the children’s payments. Mr. Thomas Dee, Master; Mrs. Dee, Mistress. Average number of scholars, 35.

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