High Ercall

"HIGH ERCALL, (or Ercall Magna) a parish in the Wellington division of the hundred of South Bradford, county Salop, 6 miles N.W. of Wellington, its post town and railway station on the Shrewsbury and Birmingham line, and 8 N.E. of Shrewsbury. It is situated near the river Roden, and contains the hamlets and townships of Ellerdine, Cold Hatton, Cotwell Mooretown, Crudgington, Hough-ton, Isombridge, Osbaston, Poynton, Roden, Rowton, Tern, and Walton. The Shrewsbury canal passes through the place. At the time of the Domesday Survey there were an eel fishery and a market. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Lichfield, value £526. The church is an ancient structure with fine tower containing six bells. It is dedicated to St. Michael. There is also a district church at Rowton, the living of which is a perpetual curacy, value £88. The parochial charities produce £200 per annum, of which £100 is for Leeke's free grammar school, and £65 for Earl Bradford's hospital.[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

  • " COLD HATTON, a township in the parish of High Ercall, in the county of Salop, 7 miles N. of Wellington."
  • " COTWALL, a township with Moortown, in the parish of High Ercall, in the county of Salop, 5 miles N. W. of Wellington."
  • " CRUDGINGTON, a township in the parish of High Ercall, in the county of Salop, 3,5 miles N.W. of Wellington. It is situated on the river Roden, near Crudgington Bridge."
  • " ELLERDINE, a township in the parish of High Ercall, county Salop, 6 miles N.W. of Wellington."
  • " HAUGHTON, a township in the parish of High Ercall, county Salop, 4 miles N.E. of Shrewsbury."
  • " ISOMBRIDGE, a township in the parish of High Ercall, county Salop, 5 miles N.W. of Wellington."
  • " MOORTOWN, a township in the parish of High Ercall, county Salop, 5 miles N.W. of Wellington. It is in conjunction with Cotwall."
  • " OSBASTON, a township in the parish of High Ercall, county Salop, 5 miles N.W. of Wellington."
  • " POYNTON, a township in the parish of High Ercall, county Salop, 6 miles N.W. of Wellington, on the river Roden."
  • " RODEN, a township in the parish of High Ercall, county Salop, 6 miles N.W. of Wellington, on the river Rodden."
  • " ROWTON, a township in the parish of High Ercall, county Salop, 7 miles N.E. of Shrewsbury. The living is a perpetual curacy, value £100."
  • " SLEAP, a township in the parish of High Ercall, county Salop, 4 miles N.W. of Wellington, on the river Tern."
  • " TERN, a township in the parish of High Ercall, county Salop, 3 miles N.W. of Wellington. It is situated on the Tern river, which rises near Woore, and flows past Market Drayton, about 30 miles, in a S.W. direction, to the Severn, near Atcham."
  • " WALTON, a township in the parish of High Ercall, county Salop, 6 miles N.W. of Wellington."

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