Sheriff Hales

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"SHERIFF-HALES, a parish partly in the hundred of South Bradford, county Salop, but chiefly in the W. division of the hundred of Cuttlestone, county Stafford, 3 miles N.E. of Shiffnal railway station, and 5 S.E. of Newport. The parish, which is of large extent, includes the chapelry of Woodcote. The substratum abounds in ironstone. A vitriolic spring occurs amongst the iron mines. The impropriate tithes belong to the Duke of Sutherland, who is lord of the manor, and has a seat at Trentham, partly within this parish and partly in the adjoining parish of Lilleshall. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield, value £614. The church, dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin, is a stone edifice, with a square tower partially overgrown with ivy. There is besides a chapel-of-ease at Woodcote; and a place of worship for Wesleyans at Crackley Bank. There are National schools for boys and girls, supported by the Duke of Sutherland."[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]


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

  • " WOODCOTE, a chapelry in the parish of Sheriff Hales, Newport division of South Bradford hundred, county Salop, 3 miles S.E. of Newport."

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