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"NEENTON, a parish in the Chelmarsh division of the hundred of Stottesdon, county Salop, 6½ miles S.W. of Bridgnorth, its post town, and 22 from Wolverhampton. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the river Rea, and is intersected by the Ludlow and Bridgnorth turnpike road. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. The soil consists of loam with a subsoil of limestone, beneath which is coal and iron. Stone for building is quarried to a small extent. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Hereford, value £190. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient stone structure with a turret containing two bells. Henry Lyster, Esq., is lord of the manor and principal landowner."[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]


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