SHELVE: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1831.
"SHELVE, a parish in the hundred of CHIRBURY, county of SALOP, 7 miles (N. by B.) from Bishop's Castle, containing 55 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Salop, and diocese of Hereford, rated in the king's books at £2. 13.4., endowed with £600 royal bounty, and in the patronage of Robert Bridgeman More, Esq. The church is dedicated to All Saints. Here are numerous veins of leadore, which is considered to vie in richness with any in England: one of the mines was worked by the Romans in the time of Adrian, as is evident from an inscription on a pig of lead found in the vicinity. A market on Friday, and a fair on the festival of the Invention of the Cross, were granted by Henry III."
[Transcribed information from A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1831](unless otherwise stated)
[Description(s) transcribed by Mel Lockie ©2015]