Lydbury North  Shropshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Lydbury North like this:

LYDBURY (NORTH), a village, a parish, and a subdistrict, in Clun district, Salop. The village stands near the Bishops-Castle railway, 2¾ miles SE of BishopsCastle; and has a post office under Shrewsbury. The parish contains also the townships of Acton, Brockton, Lower Down, Eaton, Choulton, Eyton, Plowden, and Totterton. ...

Acres, 7,520. Real property, £9,706. Pop. in 1851,964; in 1861,1,025. Houses, 191. The-property is chiefly divided among four. The manor belongs to the Earl of Powis and W. Plowden, Esq. Walcot Park is the seat of the Earl of Powis; and contains many Indian products brought hither by Lord Clive, and some good paintings. Plowden Hall is the seat of W. Plowden, Esq.; and was the residence of Plowden, the author of the "Commentaries." Totterton Hall is a handsome mansion. A castellated seat of the bishops of Hereford was here in the time of Henry III. Traces of an ancient British camp are in Lower Down. Building stone is quarried. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Norbury, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £660. * Patrons, the Representatives of the late Rev. J. B. Bright. The church is ancient; has undergone modern improvements; and includes an ancient chapel, with stone altar, and ancient oak candlesticks. There are a Roman Catholic chapel, a free library, a parochial free school, an endowed school with £11 a year, and charities £38.—The sub-district contains also two other parishes and three extra-parochial tracts. Acres, 13,412. Pop., 1,903. Houses, 378.

Lydbury North through time

Lydbury North is now part of South Shropshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Shropshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Lydbury North itself, go to Units and Statistics.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lydbury North in South Shropshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 14th August 2022

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