Ford, Foord, or Fordsholme (St. Michael)

FORD, Foord, or Fordsholme (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Atcham, hundred of Ford, S. division of Salop, 4¾ miles (W. by N.) from Shrewsbury; containing 309 inhabitants. This parish, which is bounded on the north by the river Severn, and intersected by the road from Shrewsbury to Aberystwith, comprises about 900 acres; the soil is light and fertile, and the surface generally undulated. The living is a perpetual curacy, valued in the king's books at £6. 13. 4.; net income, £91; patron and impropriator, George Tomline, Esq. The Roman Watling-street runs through the parish.

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

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