Blore Ray (Blore with Swinscoe)

Extract from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England, 1831.
Transcribed by Mel Lockie, © Copyright 2010
Lewis Topographical Dictionaries

BLORE, a parish in the northern division of the hundred of TOTMONSLOW, county of STAFFORD, comprising the township of Blore with Swainscoe, and a part of the chapelry of Calton, and containing 351 inhabitants, of which number, 288 are in the township of Blore with Swainscoe, 4 miles (N.W. by W.) from Ashbourn. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Stafford, and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, rated in the king's books at £8. 8., and in the patronage of S. Shore, Esq. The church, dedicated to St. Bartholomew, is an ancient structure, with a square tower; it contains several ancient monuments to the memory of different members of the family of Basset, the site of whose mansion is now occupied by a modern farm-house. Blore is in the honour of Tutbury, duchy of Lancaster, and within the jurisdiction of a court of pleas held at Tutbury every third Tuesday, for the recovery of debts under 40s.

SWAINSCOE, a township, joint with Blore, in the parish of BLORE, northern division of the hundred of TOTMONSLOW, county of STAFFORD, 4 miles (W.N.W.) from Ashbourn. The population is returned with Blore.

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