Great Bolas

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"GREAT BOLAS, a parish in the south division of the hundred of Bradford, in the county of Salop, 6 miles to the W. of Newport. Wellington is its post town. It is situated on the banks of the river Tern, and includes the township of Meeson. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Lichfield, of the value of £304, in the patronage of Viscount Hill. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. There are some parochial charities of trifling amount."[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

  • MEESON, a township in the parish of Great Bolas, county Salop, 6 miles N.W. of Newport. It is situated on the river Mees, which rises near Woodcotes, flowing N.W. and W. to the Tern at Great Bolas."

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