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KINLET: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1824.

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"KINLET, a parish in the Cleobury division of the hundred of Stottesdon, a vicarage discharged, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Stottesdon, and archdeaconry of Salop. 87 houses, 552 inhabitants. 4 miles northeast of Cleobury Mortimer. Kinlet Hall is the residence of William Laces Childe, Esq.

Kinlet was once the residence of the family of the Blounts, from which have descended persons illustrious by almost all the titles of honour which a nation can boast, allied more than once by marriage with the royal family, and employed in the first offices of the state almost in every reign since the conquest.

They were originally Normans, and are supposed to have derived their name Le Blound, from their having yellow hair. This place is now the property of William Childe, Esq. In the church, which is cruciform, handsome and ancient, having a nave with Saxon or early Norman round arches, are superb monuments of the family of Blount, of the reign of Henry the seventh and eighth."

" COURWOOD, a township in the parish of Kinlet, and in the Cleobury division of the hundred of Stottesdon."

" EARNWOOD, a township in the parish of Kinlet, and in the hundred of Stottesdon."

[Transcribed information from A Gazetteer of Shropshire - T Gregory - 1824](unless otherwise stated)

[Description(s) transcribed by Mel Lockie ©2015]