"STOCKTON, a parish in the Shiffnall division of Brimstree hundred, county Salop, 5 miles S.W. of Shiffnall, its post town, and 5 N. of Bridgnorth. The village is situated on the turnpike road betwixt Shiffnall and Bridgnorth, near the river Severn, which bounds the parish on the W. The parish includes the hamlets of Norton and Highford, and part of Apley Park. Eastward of the park is a natural terrace two miles in length, with a prospect of the Wrekin and Clee hills. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. The church, dedicated to St. Chad, is an ancient structure, with a square tower, containing a clock and six bells. The parochial charities produce about £4 per annum. There is a day-school for both sexes, which is solely supported by T. C. Whitmore, Esq. Apley Park is the principal residence."[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]
- A transcript of the Stockton parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1831 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Stockton parish entries from Gregory's 1824 Gazetteer of Shropshire,
Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015
- " APLEY PARK, a hamlet in the parish of Stockton, in the hundred of Brimstree, in the county of Salop, 5 miles S. of Shiffnal, its post and railway town. It is situated on the banks of the Severn, and is bounded on the E. by a beautiful terrace 2 miles long, commanding extensive views towards the Wrekin and the Clee hills. There is an elegant mansion of Grinshill freestone."
- " NORTON, a hamlet in the parish of Stockton, hundred of Stoddesden, county Salop, 4 miles N. of Bridgnorth, and 14 S.E. of Shrewsbury. It is situated near the river Severn."
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