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"CLUNGUNFORD, (or Clungerford), a parish in the hundred of Purslow, in the county of Salop, 6½ miles E. of Clun, and 4 from the Craven Arms railway station. Shrewsbury is its post town. It is situated near Watling Street and the river Clun, and contains the townships of Abcott, Beckjay, Broadward, Broom, and Shelderton. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Hereford, value £530, in the patronage of the Rev. J. Rocke. The church, dedicated to St. Cuthbert, is an ancient stone structure in the early decorated style. There are two Dissenting chapels, and endowed schools for boys and girls. The parochial charities produce about £58 per annum. The principal residences are Broadward Hall and Clungunford House, the latter occupied by John Rocke, Esq., who is lord of the manor. In the vicinity is a barrow and some supposed Druidical remains.[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]
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Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015
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