DAWLEY MAGNA: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1831.



"DAWLEY MAGNA, a parish, in the Wellington division of the hundred of BRADFORD (South), county of SALOP, 4 miles (W. by S.) from Shiffnall, containing, with the townships of Little Dawky and Malins Lee, 5147 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Salop, and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, endowed with £400 private benefaction, £400 royal bounty, and £2300 parliamentary grant. J. Oakeley, Esq. and another were patrons in 1792. The church is dedicated to St. Leonard, besides which a chapel is now being erected, toward defraying the expense of which, a grant was made in 1828, by the commissioners appointed under the act of the 58th of George III. for building additional churches. There are extensive coal, iron, lime, and tile, works in the parish, with numerous rail-ways in connexion with them."

[Transcribed information from A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1831](unless otherwise stated)

[Description(s) transcribed by Mel Lockie ©2015]