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Dawley Magna

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"DAWLEY MAGNA, a parish in the Wellington division of the hundred of South Bradford, in the county of Salop, 3½ miles S.E. of Wellington, its post town, and 4 W. of Shifnal. It is situated on the Severn canal, under the Wrekin, and contains the townships of Dalby Parva and Malinslee. There are coal-pits, and lime, iron, and tile works. In connection with these several works are numerous branch railways. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Lichfield, value £150, in the patronage of R. Phillips, Esq., and others. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, is a fine stone edifice, There is a district church at Little Dawley, the living of which is a perpetual curacy* in the patronage of the crown and bishop alternately; and at Malinslee also a perpetual curacy,* value £150, in the patronage of the perpetual Curate of Great Dawley. The charities amount to £10 per annum. There are Baptist, Wesleyan, Primitive, and New Connexion Methodist chapels; also two National schools. R. A. Slaney, Esq., is lord of the manor. A market is held every Saturday."[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

  • " MALINSLEE, a township in the parish of Dawley Magna, county Salop, 4 miles W. of Shiffnal. It is a station on the Coalport branch of the London and North-Western railway. Most of the inhabitants are employed in the collieries. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Lichfield, value £150, in the patronage of the Incumbent of Dawley. The church is modern."
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