Diddlebury

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"DIDDLEBURY, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Munslow, in the county of Salop, 6½ miles N. of Ludlow. It is situated on the river Corve, and contains Great and Little Sutton, Westhorpe, Lawton, Penton, Upper and Lower Park, Poston, Middlethorpe, Sparchford, Corfton, Earnstrey Park, and Burwood. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Hereford, value with the donative curacy of Westhorpe, £358, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is in the early English style. There is a National school for both sexes, and a chapel-of-ease at Westhorpe. The charities produce £44 per annum, chiefly the bequest of Mary Valentine, in 1822. There is a large encampment called Corfton Camps, and traces of the alien priory once belonging to the Abbot of Seez, in Normandy."[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

  • " CORFTON, a township in the parish of Diddlebury, in the county of Salop, 6 miles N. of Ludlow."
  • " EARNSTREY PARK, a township in the parish of Diddlebury, county Salop, 9 miles S.W. of Bridgnorth. It is situated at the foot of Brown Clee Hill."
  • " LAWTON WITH LITTLE SUTTON, a township in the parish of Diddlebury, county Salop, 5 miles N. of Ludlow. It is situated on the river Corve."
  • " LITTLE SUTTON, a township in the parish of Diddlebury, county Salop, half a mile S.W. of Great Sutton. It is joined with Lawton.
  • " LOWER PARK, a township in the parish of Diddlebury, county Salop, 6 miles N. of Ludlow."
  • " MIDDLEHOPE, a township in the parish of Diddlebury, hundred of Munslow, county Salop, 4 miles S.E. of Church-Stretton. It is situated under Wenlock-Edge."
  • " PASTON, a township in the parish of Diddlebury, county Salop, 7 miles N. of Ludlow."
  • " PEATON, a township in the parish of Diddlebury, hundred of Munslow, county Salop."
  • " SUTTON, a township in the parish of Diddlebury, hundred of Munslow, county Salop, 6 miles N. of Ludlow."
  • " WESTHOPE, a township in the parish of Diddlebury, county Salop, 6 miles N.W. of Ludlow, under Wenlock Edge."

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