Eaton

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"EATON, (or Eaton-under-haywood), a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Munslow, county Salop, 5 miles S.E. of Church Stretton, its post town and railway station. This parish formed part of the domains of Wenlock Abbey. It is situated on Eaton Brook, a tributary of the river Onny, and contains the hamlets of Hatton, Hungerford, Lushcott-Longville, Upper Millichope, and Ticklerton. The surface is hilly, and partially covered with heath, the rest is pasture. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Hereford, value £280, in the patronage of H. Sandford, Esq. The church, which is dedicated to St. Edith, is very ancient; the roof of the chancel is of oak, richly embellished. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge, and the glebe comprises about 150 acres. "[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

  • "HATTON, a township in the parish of Eaton, county Salop, 2 miles S.E. of Church Stretton."
  • " HUNGERFORD, a township in the parishes of Eaton and Munslow, county Salop, 6 miles S.E. of Church Stretton. It is situated on the river Corve."
  • " LONGVILLE, a township in the parish of Eaton, county Salop, 6 miles S.W. of Much Wenlock. It is situated at the foot of Wenlock Edge, and is united with Lushcott and East Wall."
  • " LUSHCOTT, a township united with Longville, in the parish of Eaton, county Salop, 5 miles S.W. of Much Wenlock. It is situated on Wenlock Edge."
  • " TICKLERTON, a township in the parish of Eaton, county Salop, 2 miles S.E. of Church Stretton. The United Pack hounds are kennelled here."
  • " UPPER MILLICHOPE, a township in the parish of Eaton, county Salop, 1 mile W. of Church Stretton.

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