Chetwynd (St. Michael)

CHETWYND (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Newport, Newport division of the hundred of South Bradford, N. division of Salop, 1½ mile (N. by W.) from Newport; containing 740 inhabitants. It is on the road from Birmingham to Chester, and comprises 3738a. 32p., of which 122 acres are waste: a common kind of red sandstone is found, chiefly used for walls and cottages. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £10. 16. 3., and in the gift of the family of Borough: the tithes have been commuted for £714, and the glebe comprises 26½ acres, with a glebe-house. The church is a brick building, erected about the year 1775. A chapel of ease has been built in the village of Sambrook. There is a small place of worship for Wesleyans; and a school, now conducted on the national plan, is endowed with lands producing £38. 12. per annum. Sambrook is said to be the birthplace of Commodore Anson.

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

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