"BARROW, a parish and township in the liberty of the borough of Wenlock, in the county of Shropshire, 2 miles S.W. from Broseley, and 2 miles to the E. of Much Wenlock, its post town. The village, a small scattered place, is situated on the Wenlock and Ironbridge road, within the franchise and borough of Wenlock. The living is a perpetual curacy annexed to the rectory of Willey, in the diocese of Hereford. The church, dedicated to St. Giles, is an antique structure, containing some Saxon remains. It consists of a turret, with two bells, nave, transept, chancel, and porch, and was restored in 1850. Whilst the repairs were going on, a full size painting of a knight on horseback and several other pictures were discovered on the walls, beneath the numerous coatings of plaster. In the church is an antique font; and in the churchyard is the tombstone of Tom Moody, the famous whipper-in to George Forester. The parochial charities consist of a free school and almshouses, endowed by John Slaney in 1613, the revenue of which is £34. Lord Forester is lord of the manor and chief landowner." [Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]
- A transcript of the Barrow parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1831 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Barrow parish entries from Gregory's 1824 Gazetteer of Shropshire,
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