Clunbury

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"CLUNBURY, a parish in the Stow division of the hundred of Purslow, in the county of Salop, 4 miles E. of Clun, and 7 S.E. of Bishop's Castle. Shrewsbury is its post town. It is situated on the river Clun, and contains the townships, of Clunton, Kempton, and Obley. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Hereford, value £120, in the patronage of Earl Powis. The church, dedicated to St. Swithin, is an ancient stone structure. The charities produce £8 per annum. The Independents and Wesleyans have chapels. There are National schools. Earl Powis is lord of the manor. A Roman camp was stationed here."[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

  • " CAUSTON, a township in the parish of Clunbury, in the county of Salop, 6 miles S.E. of Bishop's Castle."
  • " CLUNTON, a township in the parish of Clunbury, in the county of Salop, 4 miles E. of Clun."
  • " KEMPTON, a township in the parish of Clunbury, county Salop, 4 miles S.E. of Bishop's Castle. There is also a seat of this name in county Middlesex, 3 miles W. of Kingston-on-Thames."
  • " OBLEY, a township in the parish of Clunbury, hundred of Purslow, county Salop, 8 miles S. of Bishop's-Castle."
  • " PURSLOW, a township in the parish of Clunbury, in the hundred of Purslow, county Salop, 5 miles S.E. of Bishop's Castle."

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