Hopesay

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"HOPESAY, a parish in the Stow division of the hundred of Purslow, county Salop. 71, miles S.E. of Bishop's Castle, and 4 E. of the Craven Arms railway station. It is a small village situated near the river Clun, and 1 mile off the road from Bishop's Castle to Ludlow. The parish contains the townships of Ashton, Barlow, Little Brampton, Broom, and Carwood. The soil is of various qualities, some very sterile. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £502. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Hereford, value £603. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient structure, with a small tower containing 4 bells. Here is a National school for both sexes, founded by Miss Beddoes in 1853. Near the church are the remains of a Roman encampment. The Earl of Powis is lord of the manor."[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

  • " ASTON, a township in the parish of Hopesay, and hundred of Purslow, in the county of Salop, 6 miles from Bishop's Castle. The river Clunn flows through the township. The principal residence is Aston Hall."
  • " BARLOW, a township in the parish of Hopesay, hundred of Purslow, in the county of Salop, 5 miles from Bishop's Castle."
  • " BROOM, a township united with Rowton, in the parishes of Clungunford, Hopesay, and Stokesay, hundred of Purslow, in the county of Salop, 7 miles to the S.E. of Bishop's Castle."
  • " CARWOOD, a township in the parish of Hopesay, hundred of Purslow, in the county of Salop, 7 miles to the S.E. of Bishop's Castle. It is near the river Chin."
  • " LITTLE BRAMPTON, a township in the parish of Hopesay, and hundred of Purslow, in the county of Salop, 5 miles to the S.E. of Bishop's Castle.
  • " ROWTON, a township in the parishes of Clungunford, Hopesay, and Stokesay, county Salop, 7 miles N.W. of Ludlow. It is in conjunction with Broom."

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