St Martin

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"ST. MARTIN, a parish in the Upper division of the hundred of Oswestry, county Salop, half a mile S.E. of Chirk. The Ellesmere canal passes through the parish, and is carried across the valley of the Ceiriog by means of an aqueduct, near Chirk, where it enters Wales. The village, which is situated on the road from London to Holyhead, is very considerable. There are collieries near the Welsh border. The living is a vicarage,* value £320, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church, dedicated to St. Martin, is an ancient structure, with a carved figure in the roof, in allusion to the patron saint. There is a National school. Also several small bequests for the poor."[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

  • " BRONYGARTH, a township in the parish of St. Martin, hundred of Oswestry, in the county of Salop, 4 miles to the N. of Oswestry."
  • " IFTON-RHYN, a township in the parish of St. Martin, hundred of Oswestry, county Salop, 5 miles from Ellesmere, and 6 N.E. of Oswestry. It is situated near the Ellesmere canal and Watt's Dyke. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in the collieries."
  • " WESTON-RHYN, a township in the parish of St. Martin, hundred of Oswestry, county Salop, 3 miles N. of Oswestry, of which it is a suburb. It includes the hamlet of Bronygarth."

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