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Sheinton

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"SHEINTON, a parish in the Chelmarsh division of the hundred of Stottesdon, county Salop, 3 miles N.W. of Much Wenlock, its post town, and 10 from Shrewsbury. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the river Severn, and is wholly agricultural. The soil is chiefly sandy and loamy, but in the more elevated parts it is a strong clay. The living is a rectory Peter and Paul, has a wooden tower containing three bells. A stone effigy, supposed to be that of the foundress of the church, was discovered during the restoration of the building. The parochial charities produce about £5 per annum. There is a National school for both sexes. William L. Childe, Esq., is lord of the manor."[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]

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Church Records

  • The transcription of the Parish Registers for Sheinton provided by Mel Lockie. 
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Historical Geography

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