"EDGTON, a parish in the Stow division of the hundred of Purslow, county Salop, 4 miles W. of the Craven Arms station on the Shrewsbury and Hereford railway, and 5 S.E. of Bishop's Castle, its post town. The township of Brunslow is included in the parish, and the extra-parochial liberty of Horderly is on the E. The road from Marsh Brook to Lydbury passes through this place. The land is nearly evenly divided between arable and pasture, with a considerable proportion of woodland. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Hereford. The church is an ancient stone structure. It is dedicated to St. Michael, and contains a font and some old monuments. The parochial charities produce about £5 per annum. H. Sandford, Esq., is lord of the manor."[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]
- The transcription of the Parish Registers for Edgton provided by Mel Lockie.
- A transcript of the Edgton parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1831 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Edgton parish entries from Gregory's 1824 Gazetteer of Shropshire,
Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015
- " BRUNSLOW, a township in the parish of Edgton, hundred of Purslow, in the county of Salop, 3 miles to the S.E. of Bishop's Castle. It is situated near Tongley Hill, on which is an ancient British camp, called Bury Ditches. The hill commands an extensive prospect."
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