Hanwood, Great

HANWOOD, GREAT, a parish, in the union of Atcham, liberty of the borough of Shrewsbury, N. division of Salop, 3¾ miles (S. W. by W.) from Shrewsbury; containing 167 inhabitants. The parish is situated in a valley, with a considerable ascent to the north and south, and is washed on its western extremity by the Rhe; it comprises by admeasurement 420 acres, about one-fourth of which is pasture, and the rest arable. Twenty or thirty persons are employed in a cottonfactory; and there is a flour-mill where much business is done. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £3; net income, £221; patron, H. D. Warter, Esq.: the glebe contains about 30 acres. The present church, a small brick edifice, was built in the beginning of the 18th century: an east window of stained glass has lately been inserted by the patron.

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

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