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This is the extract for Rowton Chapelry from the 1909 Kelly's Directory.

Rowton is a township and ancient chapelry in the parish of High Ercall, from which place it is 2 miles north-east, 6 north-west from Wellington, 9 west from Newport, 10 north-east from Shrewsbury and 2 1/2 north-west from Crudgington Station on the Wellington and Market Drayton branch of the Great Western Railway, in the Northern division of the county, South Bradford hundred, Wellington union and County Court district, petty sessional division of Wellington, rural deanery of Wrockwardine, archdeaconry of Salop and diocese of Lichfield. Cold Hatton and Ellerdine are attached to Rowton for ecclesiastical purposes. The chapel, rebuilt in 1835, is a plain edifice of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave and a western turret containing one bell: it was thoroughly restored in 1882 at a cost of about £450, defrayed by public subscription. The register dates from the year 1840. The living is a vicarage, endowed by the last Duke of Cleveland K.G. assisted by grants from Queen Anne's Bounty, net yearly value £115, in the gift of Lord Barnard, and held since 1890 by the Rev. Lyttleton Vernon Yonge B.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge, who resides at Waters Upton. This was the birthplace, 12th November, 1615, of the celebrated nonconformist divine, Richard Baxter. The principal landowners are the Duke of Sutherland K.G. who is Lord of the Manor, Lord Barnard and Mr George Ore Hopkins. The soil is of a mixed nature and good; subsoil, sand and clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley and turnips. The area is 804 acres; the population is included in High Ercall.
Letters through Wellington. The nearest money order office is at Waters Upton, 1 mile distant & telegraph office at High Ercall, 2 miles distant.
Public Elementary School, Ellerdine, erected in 1883, for 60 children; average attendance 45 children; B.W.S. Tetley, master.

Hopkins Geo. Ore
Adney Richard, farmer
Buttery Thomas, farmer
Fletcher Robert, grocer
Hopkins Geo. Ore, farmer and landownr
Lewis Richard, carpenter
Price Edward, rate collector
Ridgway John, blacksmith
Woolley Thomas, farmer

Addison Thomas, farmer
Colley Margaret (Mrs.), farmer
Dicken Samuel, farmer
Ferrington William, farmer
Jackson William, carrier
Madeley Thomas, Butcher
Pitchford M. (Miss), farmer, Potford
Rhodes Geo. Royal Oak P.H. Heath
Ridgway William H. blacksmith
Shakeshaft Peter W. farmer
Webb Thomas Henry, Seven Stars P.H. & farmer

Bourne John, farmer,
Cotterill John E. farmer, New house
Morris William, farmer
Onslow Thomas, farmer
Pardoe Thomas, farmer
Pickin John, well sinker
Ridgway William H. blacksmith
Shakeshaft William Robert, farmer & assistant overseer, The Grange
Taylor Hubert, farmer, Windy Oak
Taylor John, farmer, Oakhouse

   28 Jun 09

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