"MAINSTONE, a parish partly in the hundred of Clun, county Salop, and partly in the hundred and county of Montgomery, 4½ miles S.W. of Bishop's Castle, its post town. It is situated on Offa's Dyke, and includes the townships of Castlewright, Edenope, Knuck, and Reilth. The village is a small agricultural place. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford, value £293, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. The parochial charities produce about £4 16s. per annum. A school for boys and girls is supported by subscription."[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]
- A transcript of the Mainstone parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1831 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Mainstone parish entries from Gregory's 1824 Gazetteer of Shropshire,
Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015
- " EDENOPE, a township in the parish of Mainstone, county Salop, 3 miles W. of Bishop's Castle. The river Chen passes through the township."
- " REILTH, a township in the parish of Mainstone, county Salop, 3 miles S.W. of Bishop's Castle, near Offa's Dyke."
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