Meole Brace

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"MEOLE-BRACE, a parish in the borough of Shrewsbury, and hundred of Condover, county Salop, 1½ mile S. of Shrewsbury, its post town. The parish includes the townships of Hokoe-Gate, Nobold, Newton, and Edgebold. Sharpstone hills, Bomere Pool, and Lyth Hill, are spots a mile distant from the village, and noted for their scenery. The stream which flows through the village abounds in trout. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Hereford, value £425. The church is a small modern structure with a tower containing one bell. The charities consist of almshouses for nine poor widows. The Kingsland lunatic asylum and the Shrewsbury union poorhouse are in this parish. John Bather, Esq., is lord of the manor. Meole Hall is the principal residence, and in the grounds of which are traces of Meole Castle."[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]


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Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015

  • " EDGBOLD, a township united with Newton, in the parish of Meole Brace, county Salop, 3 miles S. of Shrewsbury."
  • " NEWTON WITH EDGBOLD, a township in the parish of Meole-Brace, county Salop, 6 miles N. of Shrewsbury."
  • " NOBOLD, a township in the parish of Meole-Brace, county Salop, 2 miles S. of Shrewsbury.

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