HODNET: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1831.
"HODNET, a parish in the Drayton division of the hundred of BRADFORD (North), county of SALOP, 6 miles (S. W.) from Drayton in Hales, containing, with the joint chapelry of Weston with Wixhill under Red Castle, 2117 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Salop, and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, rated in the king's books at £26. 0. 10. Richard Heber, Esq. was patron in 1823. The church is dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul. Lord Clive, celebrated for his extension of the British empire in India, was born, at Styche in this parish, in 1724; Reginald Heber, D.D., an erudite divine and refined scholar, late Bishop of Calcutta, was also born here in 1783; he died in India in 1826."
" WESTON UNDER RED CASTLE, a chapelry in the parish of HODNET, Drayton division of the hundred of BRADFORD (North), county of SALOP, 4 miles (E.) from Wem, containing, with Wixhill, 322 inhabitants."
[Transcribed information from A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1831](unless otherwise stated)
[Description(s) transcribed by Mel Lockie ©2015]