"WORTHEN, a parish partly in the hundred of CAWRSB, county of MONTGOMERY, WALES, but chiefly in the hundred of CHIRBURY, county of SALOP, containing 2116 inhabitants, of which number, 1684 are in that part of the parish which is in the county of Salop, and which is divided into the quarters of Bing Weston, Bromblow, Upper Heath, and Worthen, 9 miles (N. E.) from Montgomery. The living is a rectory, with the chapelry of Wolston annexed, in the archdeaconry of Salop, and diocese of Hereford, rated in the king's hooks at £98. 14. 7., and in the patronage of the Warden and Fellows of New College, Oxford. The church is dedicated to All Saints. This place had formerly a market on Wednesday, and two annual fairs, granted by Henry III. In this and the neighbouring parishes is a very singular ridge of stones, termed Stiperstones, extending several miles towards Shrewsbury, and said to be the ancient boundary between England and Wales; there are still the remains of two old castles upon the same line. In the neighbourhood are considerable lead mines, some of which were worked by the Romans, in the time of Adrian."
" BING WESTON, a quarter in that part of the parish of WORTHEN, which is in the hundred of CEIRBURY, county of SALOP, containing, with Beachfield, Walton, and Rewins Farm, 155 inhabitants."
" BROMBLOW, a quarter, in that part of the parish of WORTHEN, which is in the hundred of CHIRBURY county of SALOP, containing 317 inhabitants."
" BURY, a hamlet, in the parish of WORTHEN, county of SALOP, containing, with Beachfield, Walton, and Rewins Farm, 155 inhabitants."
" HEATH (UPPER), a township in the parish of WORTHEN, hundred of CHIRBURY, county of SALOP, containing 504 inhabitants."
" WORTHEN, a quarter in that part of the parish of WORTHEN, which is in the hundred of CHIRBURY, county of SALOP, containing, with Brockton, Aston Rogers, Aston Piggott, Nether and Upper Heath, and Habberley, 708 inhabitants."
[Transcribed information from A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1831](unless otherwise stated)
[Description(s) transcribed by Mel Lockie ©2015]