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"CHILD'S-ERCALL, a parish in the Drayton division of the hundred of North Bradford, in the county of Salop, 6 miles S. of Market Drayton, and 72 N.W. of the Newport railway station. It is situated near the river Tern. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Lichfield, value £66, in the patronage of Richard Corbet, Esq., who is lord of the manor. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is an ancient stone Gothic edifice. There is a school for both sexes. The tithes were commuted in 1839. Child's Ercall Hall is now a farmhouse."[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]

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