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"KINLET, a parish in the hundred of Stottesdon, county Salop, 5 miles N.E. of Cleobury Mortimer, and 8 S. of Bridgnorth. It includes the township of Earnwood. The village is small and wholly agricultural. The principal residence is Kinlet Hall, formerly the seat of the Blount family, whose ancestors came over with the Conqueror. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £320. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Hereford, value £320. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is an ancient cruciform structure, containing several monuments of the Blounts. There is a village school."[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

  • " CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, a village in the parish of Kinlet, hundred of Stottesdon, in the county of Salop, near Kinlet."
  • " EARNWOOD, a township in the parish of Kinlet, county Salop, 8 miles S. of Bridgnorth."

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