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

CHERRINGTON, a parish in the hundred of LONGTREE, county of GLOUCESTER, 4 miles (N.N.E.) from Tetbury, containing 215 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester, rated in the king's books at £13, and in the patronage of Mr. and Mrs. Brettingham. The church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, is a small ancient edifice, with a nave, chancel, south transept, and low tower at the west end, exhibiting, in some parts, traces of the early English style. The Rev. Joseph Trapp, Professor of Poetry at Oxford, and the translator of Virgil, was born here, in 1672; he died in 1747. There is a trifling endowment for teaching poor children.

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