West Felton

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"WEST FELTON, a parish in the hundred of Lower Oswestry, county Salop, 4 miles S.E. of Oswestry, its post town, and 13 N.W. of Shrewsbury. The Rednall station on the Shrewsbury and Chester branch of the Great Western railway is 2 miles to the N.E. of the village. It is situated in the vicinity of the Montgomery canal, on the small river Perry. The parish is intersected by the Holyhead road, and includes the townships of Haughton, Rednall, Sandford, Sutton, Tedsmere, Woolstan, and other small places. The surface is undulating, and the soil various, being a mixture of sand, clay, and loam. There is a fine sheet of water called Sandford Pool. Stone is quarried for building purposes. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Lichfield, value £1,023. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is a stone edifice of ancient date, and has a fine tesselated pavement. The parochial charities produce about £25 per annum. The Independents and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel in the parish, and there is a National school for both sexes. George Edwards, Esq., is lord of the manor. The principal residence is a seat called the Nursery."[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

  • " HAUGHTON, a township in the parish of West Felton, county Salop, 5 miles S.E. of Oswestry."
  • " REDNALL, a township in the parish of West Felton, hundred of Lower Oswestry, county Salop, 4 miles S.E. of Oswestry. It is a station on the Shrewsbury and Chester branch of the Great Western railway. The village, which is small and wholly agricultural, is situated near the Llanymynech canal."
  • " SANDFORD, a township in the parish of West Felton, county Salop, 5 miles S.E. of Oswestry."
  • " SUTTON, a township in the parish of West Felton, county Salop, 4 miles S.E. of Oswestry, near the Llanymynech canal."
  • " TEDSMORE, a township in the parish of West Felton, county Salop, 5 miles S.E. of Oswestry."
  • " TWYFORD, a township in the parish of West Felton, county Salop, 4 miles S.E. of Oswestry."
  • " WOOLSTON, a township in the parish of West Felton, county Salop, 4 miles S.E. of Oswestry."

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