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"HINSTOCK, a parish in the Drayton division, hundred of North Bradford, county Salop, 5 miles S. of Market Drayton, its post town, and 6½- of the Newport railway station. It is situated near the Birmingham Junction canal, and on the turnpike road from Newport to Whitchurch and Chester. Stone for building is quarried. There is a mineral spring in the neighbourhood. The soil is various, but chiefly light and sandy, and the surface is diversified with hills. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £527 17s. 6d. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Lichfield, value £504. The church, dedicated to St. Oswald, is a stone structure, with a tower containing a clock and four bells. It was enlarged in 1851. There is a National school for children of both sexes, also a place of worship for the Wesleyans. Hinstock Hall is the principal residence, situated in the midst of considerable plantations, about 1 mile N.W. of the village. Richard Corbet, Esq., is lord of the manor."[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]


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