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"FRODESLEY, a parish in the hundred of Condover, county Salop, 6 miles N.E. of Church Stretton, and 8 S.E. of Shrewsbury, its post town. The Dorrington railway station on the Shrewsbury and Hereford line is 4 miles to the N.W. of the village. It is situated at the base and on the N. side of a lofty hill, from the summit of which is an extensive view. Watling Street passes through the parish. Brick and tile making is carried on. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Lichfield, value £370. The church is a structure of the present century erected on the site of the ancient edifice, dedicated to St. Mark. The register commences in 1547. There are some small charities. The rectory was the birth-place of Major Herbert Edwardes, of Indian celebrity, who fought the battle of Mooltan. Frodesley Hall is now a farmhouse. In this parish is a votive altar, inscribed in Roman characters, with the name L. Caractacus. It is nearly a cube, supported on a pedestal."[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]


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