"LONGFORD, a parish in the Newport division of the hundred of South Bradford, county Salop, 1 mile S.W. of Newport, its post town, and 16 miles N.E. of Shrewsbury. Tho Shropshire Union railway has a station here. The parish includes the townships of Drockton and Stockton. A Roman station appears formerly to have occupied the site of the present village. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £144 16s. 6d. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Lichfield, value £415. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a modern structure, with a square tower and stained-glass windows. Adjoining the church is a portion of the former one, containing monuments of the Talbot family. Longford Hall has a Doric portico, and is situated in an extensive park: It is the seat of the Leeke family, to whom the manor belongs. This is a meet for the Hoar Cross hounds."[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]
- A transcript of the Longford parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1831 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Longford parish entries from Gregory's 1824 Gazetteer of Shropshire,
Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015
- " BROCKTON, a township in the parish of Longford, and hundred of South Bradford, in the county of Salop, 2 miles from Newport."
- " STOCKTON, a township in the parish of Longford, county Salop, 2 miles S.E. of Newport."
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