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"WISTANSTOW, a parish in the hundred of Purslow, county Salop, 5 miles S.W. of Church-Stretton, and 10 N.W. of Ludlow. The village is situated near the river Onny, and includes Cheny Longville. The United Pack hounds meet here. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford, value £800. The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. There is a National school. The charities produce £15 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

  • " CHENEY LONGVILLE, a township in the parish of Wistanstow, in the county of Salop, 6 miles S. W. of Church Stretten."
  • " FELHAMPTON, a township in the parish of Wistanstow, hundred of Parslow, county Salop, 1½ mile N.E. of the village of Wistanstow, and 19 S. of Shrewsbury. It is situated near the river Onny. Felhampton Hall and Affcott House are the principal residences."
  • " MARSH-BROOK, a station on the Shrewsbury and Hereford section of the London and North-Western railway, in the parish of Wistanstow, Shropshire."

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