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"STOKESAY, a parish in the lower division of Munslow hundred, county Salop, 7 miles N.W. of Ludlow, and 22 S. of Shrewsbury. Newton is its post town. It is situated on the river Onny and the turnpike road between Shrewsbury and Hereford. It comprises the townships of Aldon, Broom with Rowton, Newton, and Wettleton. In the vicinity are a Roman encampment called Norton's Canys, and the ruins of Stokesay Castle. The soil is of a clayey, limey, and gravelly nature, with a subsoil of blue clay. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford, value £351. The church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, or St. Peter, is an ancient structure with a tower and six bells. It has been recently restored. The parochial charities produce about £12 per annum. There is an endowed parochial school for both sexes. Earl Craven is lord of the manor and principal landowner."[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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