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  C O N D I C O T E

This small Parish lies in the Hundreds both of Kiftesgate and Slaughter,  three Miles distant North-westward from Stow, eight from Winchcombe, and  twenty-four from GLOUCESTER on the North-east.

The Soil is slight, and very generally tilled; including, with the Common  Fields, which were inclosed in 1779, a Circumference of about four Miles. In the  Village, over a copious Springm are the Remains of a very ancient Cross.

The Living is a Rectory in the Deanery of Stow; and prior to the Reformation  was appropriated to the Abbey of Winchcombe, and granted to Sir THOMAS SEYMOUR  in 1546. But the Impropriation has since resumed, and the Glebe originally more  then 100 Acres, was increased in its Proportion at the general Inclosure. An  annual Payment of 3 13s 4d is likewise due from a Farm in the Hamlet of  Hinchwick, divided between this and the Parish of Bredon in Worcestershire.

The Church, dedicated to St Nicholas, is a small Building, and contains  nothing interesting or curious. It was once within the Peculiar of Blockley.

At the Time of the of the CONQUEROR's Survey this Maor had several  Proprietors. The larger Share belonged to the Temporalities of the Archbishop of  York, and as such was conveyed to SIR THOMAS CHAMBERLAYNE, Knight. It has since  had many successive Purchasers, at no very distant Periods, and is now held  jointly by the three Coheirs of the Name of COMPEER, married to KNIGHT, HICKES,  and DAVIES.

B E N E F A C T I O N S

In 1779 five Acres of the general Inclosure were allocated to the Poor to  provide them with Fuel.

Incumbents

Patrons

Inclumbents

Patrons

1573 Walter Kent

Anne Crostes

1676 Robert Hill, M.A.

Henry Beard, Gent.

1628 Gilbert Drake

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1726 Hohn Partridge, B.A.

Anne Cox

1663 Lewis Jones

Henry Beard

1775 William Baker, B.A.

Mary Hickes

1675 Edward Hales, M.A.

Edward Dineley, Esq.

1782 Henry Hodges, M.A.

William Ellis

PRESENT PROPRIETORS OF THE MANORS,

The coheirs of ------ COMPEER, ESQ.

There does not appear to have been any Person summoned from this Place by the  Heralds in 1682 and 1683.

At the Election in 1776, only one Freeholder polled from this Parish.

The oldest Register extant bears Date so late as the Year 1742.

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