Lee-Botwood (St. Mary)

LEE-BOTWOOD (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Church-Stretton, hundred of Condover, S. division of Salop, 4 miles (N. N. E.) from Church-Stretton; containing 233 inhabitants. The parish is situated in a flat valley between the Caer-Caradoc, Lawley, and Longmynd hills, which form the south-western boundary of the hundred; and comprises 1286a. 2p. A considerable portion of the land is rough pasture. There are quarries of limestone of very good quality, both for building and for burning into lime; coal is found, and some mines are in operation. The surface is varied, and the lower grounds are intersected by a brook called the Rae, which is increased by numerous smaller streams from the hills. The village is on the road from Shrewsbury to Ludlow. The living is a perpetual curacy, with that of Longnor united; net income, £135; patron, Archdeacon Corbett: the tithes have been commuted for £105. The church belonged to the abbey of Haughmond.

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

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