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"SHELVE, a parish in the lower division of Chirbury hundred, county Salop, 16 miles from Shrewsbury, and 7 N.E. of Bishop's Castle. The village, which is of small extent, is situated near Stiper Stones, on a site nearly 500 feet above the level of the sea. The inhabitants are chiefly agricultural. Here are situated the White grit and Bog lead mines, which are said to have been worked by the Romans in the time of Hadrian, but the latter are not now used. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £42, and the glebe comprises 18 acres. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford, value £80. The church, dedicated to All Saints, was rebuilt in 1839. There is a National school for both sexes. The Rev. T. F. More is lord of the manor and principal landowner. A pig of lead, bearing a Roman inscription, was discovered here some years ago."[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]


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