"HORDLEY, a parish in the Ellesmere division of the hundred of Pimhill, county Salop, 3 miles S. of Ellesmere, its post town, and 9 E. of Oswestry. The village, which is small, is situated on the Llanymynech canal, near the river Perry, which passes through the parish. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. The soil consists of sand and loam, and there is a large extent of moorland, which affords excellent pasture. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Lichfield, value £330. The chinch, dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin, is an ancient stone edifice, with a turret containing two bells. The interior of the church contains tablets to the family of the Kynastons. There is a National school for children of both sexes, supported by voluntary contributions, erected in 1844. There is a place of worship for the Primitive Methodists at Bagley. Sir J. R. Kynaston, Bart., is lord of the manor."[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]
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- A transcript of the Hordley parish entries from Gregory's 1824 Gazetteer of Shropshire,
- A transcript of the Hordley parish entries from Stephen Whatley's 1750 Gazetteer of England,
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