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"MELVERLEY, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Oswestry, county Salop, 10 miles from Oswestry, its post town, and 8 S.W. of Baschurch railway station. The village, which is small, is situated at the confluence of the rivers Vyrnwy and Severn, and is wholly agricultural. A tithe rent-charge of 1176 17s. is paid to the Bishop of St. Asaph, who also has a glebe of six acres. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of St. Asaph. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is an ancient wood and plaster structure, with a turret containing one bell. The parochial charities produce about £5 per annum. The Independents have a chapel at Melverley Green. Major Edwards is lord of the manor."[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]


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