Corely (St. Peter)

CORELY (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Cleobury-Mortimer, hundred of Stottesden, S. division of Salop, 4½ miles (N. by E.) from Tenbury; containing 525 inhabitants. It is picturesquely situated at the base of the Clee hills, on the road from Ludlow to Cleobury, and comprises 2174 acres, whereof 877 are common or waste; the soil is principally clay; the cultivated land is mostly pasture. Several coal-mines are in operation. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £5. 5. 10., and in the patronage of W. Hall, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted. The church was rebuilt about 70 years ago, with the exception of the tower, which is ancient. There is a national school.

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

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