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WROCKWARDINE: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1824.

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"WROCKWARDINE, a parish in the Wellington division of the hundred of Bradford South, a vicarage discharged, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, the deanery of Salop, and archdeaconry of Salop. 422 houses 2,240 inhabitants. 2 miles north- west of Wellington."

" ADMASTON, a township in the parish of Wrockwardine, and in the Wellington division of the hundred of Bradford South. Admaston is justly celebrated for its SPA, whose waters are highly recommended by eminent physicians. The upper spring, containing a large portion of muriate of soda or common salt, with a small quantity of muriated lime, the usual ingredients of sea water, are found exceedingly beneficial in giving a salutary stimulus to the stomach, obviating costiveness, and deterging acrid sordes. It will operate still more strongly in giving tone to the weakened habit, the water being strongly impregnated with iron; and the same air as from the spring at Buxton being emitted from it, similar advantages may be derived from its use, in correcting dyspepsia, and invigorating the stomach and bowels. Its efficacy in scrofulous affections and in those diseases of the skin which have been erroneously denominated scorbutick, has been proved by long experience. The lower spring contains no iron, but a much larger quantity of muriated salt, and is strongly impregnated with that air which has rendered the Harrowgate waters so justly celebrated. It is, therefore, equally useful in cutaneous disorders and in destroying worms. The external use of the warm water having been found greatly to promote the cure in cutaneous cases, suitable accommodations for this purpose are provided. Admaston is situated in an open and highly salubrious spot, and the surrounding country is variegated, rich, and picturesque. 10 miles east of Shrewsbury, 15 miles north-west of Bridgnorth, 1 mile from Wellington."

" ALLSCOTT, a township in the parish of Wrockwardine, and in the Wellington division of the hundred of Bradford South. 2½ miles north-west of Wellington."

" BRATTON, a township in the parish of Wrockwardine, and in the Wellington division of the hundred of Bradford South. About 1 miles north north-west of Wellington."

" BURCOT, a township in the parish of Wrockwardine, and in the Wellington division of the hundred of Bradford South. 2 miles west of Wellington."

" CHARLTON (or CHORLTON), a township in the parish of Wrockwardine, and in the Wellington division of the hundred of Bradford South. 8 miles west of Wellington.

" CLOTLEY, a township in the parish of Wrockwardine, and in the Wellington division of the hundred of Bradford South. 2 miles south-west of Wellington."

" LEATON, a township in the parish of Wrockwardine, and in the Wellington division of the hundred of Bradford South."

" OAKEN GATES, a township in the parish of Wrockwardine, and in the hundred of Bradford South."

" WROCKWARDINE WOOD, a township in the parish of Wrockwardine, and in the Wellington division of the hundred of Bradford, South."

[Transcribed information from A Gazetteer of Shropshire - T Gregory - 1824](unless otherwise stated)

[Description(s) transcribed by Mel Lockie ©2015]