"PRESTON-GUBBALS, (or Gobalds), a parish in the Albrighton division of county Salop, 4½ miles N. of Shrewsbury, its post town. It comprises the hamlets of Merrington and Bomere Heath. The village is small and chiefly agricultural. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £167. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Lichfield, value £167. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, or St. Martin, is an ancient structure, with a small turret containing one bell. The parochial charities produce about £5 per annum."[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]
- The transcription of the Parish Registers for Preston Gubbals provided by Mel Lockie.
- A transcript of the PrestonGubbals parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1831 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the PrestonGubbals parish entries from Gregory's 1824 Gazetteer of Shropshire,
Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015
- " MERRINGTON, a township in the parish of Preston Gubbals, hundred of Albrighton, county Salop, 5 miles N.W. of Shrewsbury, within the liberties of which borough it is included. It formerly belonged to the Mucklestons."
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