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"MORVILL, a parish in the Chelmarsh division of Stottesdon hundred, county Salop, 3 miles N. W. of Bridgnorth, its post town. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the turnpike road from Bridgnorth to Much-Wenlock. The parish is intersected by the Marl Brook, and contains the chapelry of Aston-Eyre. It formerly had a cell to Shrewsbury Abbey. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. The soil consists of loam and clay, with a clayey subsoil. The tithes were commuted for land under an Enclosure Act in 1773. The living is a perpetual curacy with that of Aston Eyre annexed, in the diocese of Hereford, value £204. The church, dedicated to St. George, or, according to others, to St. Gregory, is an ancient structure with a tower containing six bells. The parochial charities produce about £21 per annum, chiefly arising from property bequeathed by Thomas Burtes in 1631, one moiety to the minister, and the other to the poor. There is a school which is entirely supported by the Countess Granville. The Roman Catholics have a chapel at Aldenham Hall, which is a stone building, and is the principal residence."[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

  • " ASTON EYRE, a chapelry in the parish of Morvill and hundred of Stottesdon, in the county of Salop, 4 miles from Bridgnorth, its post town. The living is a perpetual curacy* united with that of Morvill, in the diocese of Hereford."
  • " CROFT, a hamlet in the parish of Morvill, in the hundred of Stottesdon, in the county of Salop, 2 miles W. of Bridgnorth. It is pleasantly situated near the banks of the Severn."

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