Chelmarsh (St. Peter)

CHELMARSH (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Bridgnorth, hundred of Stottesden, S. division of Salop, 4 miles (S. by E.) from Bridgnorth; containing 495 inhabitants. It comprises 3126 acres, whereof 110 are common or waste; and is situated on the river Severn, which flows a little to the east of the village, and is here navigable. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £6. 5. 8.; patron and impropriator, Sir J. Sebright, Bart.: the great tithes have been commuted for £369. 8., and the vicarial for £235; the glebe contains 20 acres, with a house.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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