Albrighton

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"ALBRIGHTON, a parish in the hundred of Brimstree, in the county of Salop, 5 miles to the S.E. of Shiffnal, and 8 miles N.W. of Wolverhampton. It is a station on the Birmingham and Shrewsbury railway. It was once a market town, and formed part of the possessions of Dore Abbey. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield, value £651. The patronage is with the Master and Wardens of the Haberdashers' Company, and the Governors of Christ's Hospital, London, who present by turns. The church is in the early English style, and is dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene. It has been lately restored, and has a tower with six beautiful bells. The charities amount to £65, including poor's land, and a free school for six children. A parochial school was built for boys and girls in 1856. Albrighton Hall is a neat stucco building; the property of G. J. Barker, Esq. Cattle fairs are held on the second Monday in January, first Monday in March, 23rd of May, and third Monday in October." [Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]

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