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This is the extract for Rowton Chapelry from the 1913 Kelly's Directory.

Rowton is a township and ancient chapelry in the civil 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. Rowton was formed into an ecclesiastical parish in 1827. 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 and the ecclesiastical Commissioners, net yearly value £229, 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. At Cold Hatton is a primitive Methodist Chapel, built in 1871, and a Wesleyan Chapel at Ellerdine. This was the birthplace, 12th November, 1615, of the celebrated nonconformist divine, Richard Baxter. The principal landowners Lord Barnard and Mr George Ore Hopkins and there are various small owners. 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 in 1911 was 598.
Sexton, William Light.
Letters through Wellington; arrive about 8.30 a.m. & 5.30 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Waters Upton, 1 mile distant & telegraph office at High Ercall, 2 miles distant.
Post Office, Ellerdine:- Miss Emma Barnett, sub-postmistress. Letters arrived from Wellington & delivered by 9.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; no sunday post. Waters Upton, 2 1/2 miles distant, is the nearest money order office & Peplow, 3 miles distant, the nearest telegraph office.
Letter Boxes. Rowton, cleared at 7.30 a.m. & 5.40 p.m.; Cold Hatton, cleared at 9.40 a.m. & 6.15 p.m. & Seven Stars inn, cleared at 9.45 a.m. & .:25 p.m. week days only
Public Elementary School, Ellerdine, erected in 1883, for 95 children; average attendance 88; E. E. Bray, master.

Hopkins Geo. Ore
Adney Richard, farmer
Brookes John & William Hy. farmers
Buttery Thomas, farmer
Fletcher Robert, grocer
Hopkins Geo. Ore, farmer and landownr
Lewis Richard, carpenter
Ridgway John, blacksmith
Woolley Thomas, farmer

Ball William A.B. relieving officer & registrar of births & deaths for Ercall Magna district of Wellington union, West view (letters through Waters Upton)
Brandon Henry Preston, farmer
Brown Charles, farmer, Potford
Corrall Edwin, watch repairer, Sytch Lane (letters through Water Upton)
Ferrington William (Mrs.), farmer
Jones John, farmer
Madeley Thomas, Butcher
Owen George, baker
Rhodes Geo. Royal Oak P.H. Heath
Seven Stars Inn & Brewery; pare home-brewed ales (Thomas Henry Webb, proprietor & farmer)
Shakeshaft Peter W. farmer

Barnett Emma (Miss), shpkpr. Post off
Bourne John, farmer, The Lodge
Bourne John Mills, farmer, The Hall farm
Cotterill John E. farmer, New house
Morris William, farmer
Pickin John, well sinker
Ridgway William H. blacksmith
Shakeshaft William Robert, farmer, The Grange
Taylor Hubert, farmer, Windy Oak
Taylor John, farmer, Oak ho
Wilkes George, farmer

   28 Jun 09

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