Ruyton of the Eleven Towns

Primary tabs

"RUYTON OF THE ELEVEN TOWNS, a parish in the lower division of Oswestry hundred, county Salop, 10 miles N.W. of Shrewsbury, its post town, and 2½ from Baschurch railway station. The parish, which is extensive, is situated on the river Perry, and on the N.E. side of the road from Shrewsbury to Oswestry and Holyhead. A portion of the inhabitants are engaged in agriculture. The parish comprises the townships of Cottan, Eardiston, Shelvock, Shotatton, and Wykey. The soil is principally of a loamy nature upon a subsoil of red sandstone. The village is spacious, and had anciently a weekly market, granted by charter of Edmund Earl of Arundel. There are quarries of good building-stone. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Lichfield, value £304, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, is an ancient stone structure with a tower. It was restored and enlarged in 1845. There is a partly endowed National school for both sexes. The Independents and Primitive Methodists have each a place of worship. Major Edwards is lord of the manor. Fairs are held on April 2nd and July 5th for live stock."[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]

topup

Church Records

topup

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Ruyton of the Eleven Towns which are provided by:

topup

Gazetteers

Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015

  • " COTTON, a township in the parish of Ruyton of the Eleven Towns, in the county of Salop, 8 miles N.W of Shrewsbury."
  • " EARDISTON, a township in the parish of Ruyton of the Eleven Towns, county Salop, 8 miles N.W. of Shrewsbury."
  • " SHELVOCK, a township in the parish of Ruyton of the Eleven Towns, county Salop, 9 miles N.W. of Shrewsbury."
  • " SHOTATTON, a township in the parish of Ruyton of the Eleven Towns, county Salop, 10 miles N.W. of Shrewsbury."
  • " WYKEY, a township in the parish of Ruyton of the Eleven Towns, county Salop, 7 miles S. of Ellesmere."

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Ruyton of the Eleven Towns to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.

topup

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Ruyton of the Eleven Towns has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

topup