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"LONGNOR, a parish in the hundred of Condover, county Salop, 5 miles N.E. of Church Stretton, and 8 S. of Shrewsbury, its post town. The Leebotwood station on the Shrewsbury and Hereford line of railway, is about 1½ mile from the village. It is situated on the river Onny in a hilly neighbourhood. The Romans had a station here. Coal is obtained. The living is a perpetual curacy annexed to that of Leebotwood, in the diocese of Lichfield. The church is an ancient edifice, formerly belonging to Haughmond Abbey. The parochial endowments produce about £44 per annum. There is a National school. This was the birth-place of the Rev. Samuel Lee, a self-taught linguist, and formerly professor of Arabic at Cambridge. Longnor Hall is the principal residence."[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]


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