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"ONIBURY, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Munslow, county Salop, 5 miles N.W. of Ludlow, its post town. It is a station on the Shrewsbury and Hereford railway. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the river Onny, and is wholly agricultural. The parish includes the hamlet of Walton. The soil is of a clayey, gravelly, and limy nature. A part of the village of Onibury is in the parish of Stanton Lacy and part in Stokesay parish It is a meet for the Ludlow hounds. The parish is traversed by the road from Ludlow to Shrewsbury. There are several quarries of good building-stone. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £330, and the glebe comprises 90 acres, valued at £140 per annum. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford, value £316. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient stone structure with a tower containing a clock and four bells. The interior of the church has a brass of Dorothy Pytt, bearing date 1633. The church was restored and repewed in 1837, and reroofed in 1840. There is a National school for both sexes, which is endowed with an annuity of £6 13s. 4d., bequeathed by William Norton, Esq., in 1593. The Earl of Craven is lord of the manor."[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

  • "WALTON, a township in the parish of Onibury, county Salop, 4 miles N.W. of Ludlow."

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