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

FROCESTER, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of WHITSTONE, county of GLOUCESTER, 5 miles (W. by S.) from Stroud, containing 437 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester, rated in the king's books at £10. 5. 10. Lord Ducie was patron in 1814. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. The village is situated at the foot of a lofty hill, from the top of which may be obtained an extensive and beautiful view of the vale, watered by the Severn. A college of prebendaries is said to have anciently existed here, which having been suppressed, its revenue was given to the abbey of St. Peter at Gloucester.

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