SHAWBURY: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1824.

"SHAWBURY, a parish partly in the hundred of Pimhill, partly in the liberties of Shrewsbury, and partly in the hundred of Bradford North, a vicarage discharged, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, the deanery of Salop, and archdeaconry of Salop. 6 miles south-south-east of Wem.

Shawbury in Pimhill, i. e. Besford township contains 27 houses, 169 inhabitants. Shawbury in the liberties of Shrewsbury 32 houses, 168 inhabitants. Shawbury in Bradford North, i.e. part of Preston Brockhurst is reckoned in Moreton Corbet parish, to which parish the other part of that township belongs."

" ACTON REYNOLD, a township in the parish of Shawbury, and in the liberties of Shrewsbury. 32 houses, 168 inhabitants. The seat of Andrew Corbet, esq. 7 miles north-east by north of Shrewsbury. See appendix."

" BESFORD, a township in the parish of Shawbury, and in the hundred of Pimhill. 3 miles south-east of Wem."

" EDGEBOLTON (or EDGEBOULTON), a township in the parish of Shawbury, and in the Whitchurch division of the hundred of Bradford North. 6 miles southeast of Wem. The township, including Muckleton, and Great Wigford, contains 77 houses, 457 inhabitants.

" GREAT WYTHEFORD, a township in the parish of Shawbury, and in the Whitchurch division of the hundred of Bradford North. 7 miles north- east of Shrewsbury. The seat of Philip Charlton, Esq."

" MUCKLETON, a township in the parish of Shawbury, and in the Whitchurch division of the hundred of Bradford North. 7 miles south-east of Wem."

" PRESTON BROCKHURST, a township partly in the parish of Shawbury, and partly in the parish of Moreton Corbet, partly in the hundred of Pimhill, and partly in the Whitchurch division of Bradford North. 3 miles south-east of Wem."

" WYTHEFORD, a township in the parish of Shawbury, and in the Whitchurch division of the hundred of Bradford North. 7 miles north-east of Shrewsbury. The seat of Philip Charlton, Esq."

[Transcribed information from A Gazetteer of Shropshire - T Gregory - 1824](unless otherwise stated)

[Description(s) transcribed by Mel Lockie ©2015]