Habberley (St. Mary)

HABBERLEY (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Atcham, hundred of Ford, S. division of Salop, 9 miles (S. W.) from Shrewsbury; containing 125 inhabitants. It comprises about 900 acres, distributed into five farms. The soil is generally of a clayey nature, and of great fertility; the surface is rather flat, though relieved with occasional hills, and is watered by a small rivulet, and by numerous excellent springs. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £4. 0. 2½., and in the patronage of the Heirs of the late John Mytton, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £126, and the glebe comprises 20 acres.

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

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