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"LEEBOTWOOD, a parish in the hundred of Condover, county Salop, 9 miles S. of Shrewsbury, its post town, and 4 N.E. of Church Stretton. It is a station on the Shrewsbury and Hereford railway. The village, which is small, is situated on the ancient Watling Street. A portion of the inhabitants are employed in the linen trade, and in a woollen dye mill. There are brick and tile kilns, also collieries and limestone quarries. The lower grounds are intersected by a brook called the Rae, which receives the waters of several minor streams. A considerable portion of the land is rough pasture. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £105. The living is a perpetual curacy united with the perpetual curacy of Longnor, in the diocese of Lichfield. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, formerly belonged to Haughmond Abbey. It is an ancient stone edifice with a square tower. The charities consist of a share in the bequest left by Sir Richard Corbett in 1764 to the parish of Longnor."[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]


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