"QUATFORD, a parish, partly in the borough of Bridgnorth, but chiefly in the hundred of Stottesdon, county Salop, 2 miles S.E. of Bridgnorth, its post town, and 11½ from Shiffnal. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the river Severn, and on the turnpike road from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. The soil is of a sandy nature, with a subsoil of red sandstone. The parish includes the township of Eardington, and was once a Roman settlement. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Hereford, value £59. The church, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, is an ancient stone structure, with a tower containing three bells. The interior contains some marble slabs of great antiquity. The parochial charities produce about £9 per annum. There is a National school, endowed with an annuity of £5. The Baptists have a place of worship. Quatford Castle is a modern mansion."[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]
- A transcript of the Quatford parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1831 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Quatford parish entries from Gregory's 1824 Gazetteer of Shropshire,
Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015
- " EARDINGTON, a township in the parish of Quatford, hundred of Stottesdon, county Salop, 1 mile S.E. of Bridgnorth. It is situated near the river Severn. Iron works are carried on here."
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