Stoke upon Tern

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"STOKE-UPON-TERN, a parish in the Drayton division of North Bradford hundred, county Salop, 10 miles N.W. of Newton, its post town, and 5½ S.W. of Market Drayton. The village is situated on the river Tern, and is chiefly agricultural. The parish includes the township of Eaton, Ollerton, and Westanswick. At a farm in the vicinity are the remains of the old seat of the Corbets. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield, value £878. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is an ancient edifice with a tower and five bells. In the interior are tombs of the Corbets. The parochial charities produce about £13 per annum."[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

  • " EATON, a township in the parish of Stoke-upon-Tern, Drayton division of the hundred of North Bradford, county Salop, 3½ miles S. of Stoke-upon-Tern, and 8 S.W. of Market Drayton. It is situated on the river Tern. Bricks and tiles are made in this neighbourhood."
  • " OLLERTON, a township in the parish of Stoke-upon-Tern, Drayton division of the hundred of North Bradford, county Salop, 1½ mile S. of Stoke-upon-Tern, and 5 miles S.W. of Market-Drayton. It is situated near the river Tern. The Independents have a chapel."
  • " WESTANWICK, a township in the parish of Stoke-upon-Tern, county Salop, 3 miles S. of Market Drayton."

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