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This is the extract for Ercall Magna from the 1937 Kelly's Directory. (Rowton Chapelry click here)

HIGH ERCALL (or Ercall Magna) is a large parish comprising the hamlets of Cold Hatton, Cotwall, 1 mile East, Moortown, 1 1/2 miles North-East, Crudgington, 3 miles East, Sleap, 3 East, Slafford, Ellerdine, 3 North, Haughton, 3 West, Isombridge, 3 South, Osbaston, 1 North-East, Poynton, 2 West,Roden, 1 West, Rowton, Tern, 2 East, and Walton 1 North. High Ercall is 7 1/2 miles North-East from Shrewsbury. 5 1/2 North West from Wellington and 2 1/2 West from Crudgington Station (in this parish) on the Wellington and Market Drayton branch of the great Western Railway and 151 from London, in the Wrekin division of the county. Wellington division of the South Bradford hundred, Wellington petty sessional division, rural district and county court district, rural deanery of Wrockwardine, archdeaconry of Salop and diocese of Lichfield. The church of St Michael's dates from 1080, but was enlarged about two centuries later. Its original dedication was to St Edward the confessor. The building is of stone in the early English style, consisting of chancel with chapel on the northside, nave, south porch and a lofty embattled western tower containing a clock and 8 bells: it was much injured in the Civil War, but was substantially repaired afterwards, and in 1864-5 it was restored under the direction of G.E. Street Esq. R.A. at a cost of about £1600 and affords 350 sittings. The register's date from the year 1585. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £476, with 30 acres of Glebe and residence, in the gift of Lord Barnard C.M.G., M.C., T.D. and held since 1911 by the Rev. Arthur Norman Spencer Scott M.A. of Pembroke College, Cambridge. The mission church of brick was erected in 1863, at a cost of about £500, for the hamlets of Crudgington, Sleap, and Slafford: it has a western turret containing one bell, and affords 100 sittings. There is also a Methodist chapel at Crudgington, built in 1902, and seating about 100. There is a hospital, founded in 1694 by Francis, Earl of Bradford, for six aged persons; the other charities amounted to £26. 16s. 8d. yearly, arising from Thomas's bequest, being the interest on £484. 12s. 3d.: Roddenhurst’s, the interest on £85, and the Poors Land of 3a. 3r. 4p. which is let for £8 yearly. The grammar school was founded here in 1663 by Thomas Leeke, but since 1887 the funds have been too low to admit of it is being carried on, and they are used to provide scholarships. Lord Barnard C.M.G., M.C., T.D. is lord of the manor: the Manchester Co-operative Wholesale Society Ltd. and the farmers are the principal landowners: the former have a large fruit farm at Roden and a convalescent home adjoining. The soil is principally composed of loam and marl, and rests on the new red sandstone. The chief crops are wheat, barley, turnips and artificial grasses. The area of the parish is 11,404 acres of land and inland water; the population in 1931 was 1,667 in the civil, and of the ecclesiastical Parish (which comprises parts of high Ercall and Rodington civil parishes) 1,226.
The hamlets of Cold Hatton, Ellerdine and Rowton form a distinct district for ecclesiastical purposes, called Rowton, under which head they will now be found.
Post, M. O., T. & T. E. D. Office, High Ercall. Letters through Wellington, Salop.
Post & Tel. Call Office, Crudgington. Letters through Wellington, Salop. Waters Upton nearest M. O. & T. Office.
Post, M. O., T. & T. E. D. Office (available for calls to places within a limited distance), Roden. Letters through Wellington, Salop.
Railway Station (G.W.).- Crudgington.

Private residence.
(For TNs see general list of private residents at end of book.)
Cox, Donald Robb B.A. The Grove.
Jones, John, The Elms.
Scott, Rev. Arthur Norman Spencer M.A. (Vicar), Vicarage.
Topham, Mrs. Richard J.P. Ercall Park.
Early closing day, Wednesday.
Marked thus * farm at 150 acres or over.
Axon, Sydney George, grocer. TN 1.
Boswell, Horace Arth., boot rpr.
Evans, Ebenezer, farmer, Mill farm.
*Everall, Arth. Edwd., farmer, Shirlowe. TN 22.
Pidduck, Donald Wood, farmer. TN 20
Ridgway, Cecil, blacksmith.
Roberts, Jn. Randle, Cleveland Arms P.H.. TN 4
* Topham, Mrs. Richard J.P. Ercall Park. TN 2
Turner, Chas. Wm., farmer, Long Wood.

Marked thus * farm at 150 acres or over.
*Bruckshaw, George Herbert, farmer. TN High Ercall 12.

Marked thus * farm at 150 acres or over.
*Bromley, Louise (Mrs.), farmer.High Ercall 5.
*Stevens, J, Bradley, farmer. TN High Ercall 23.

Marked thus + should be addressed, Crudgington Green, Wellington.
Marked thus * farm at 150 acres or over.
*Brown, Andrew, farmer, The Leasowes.
+ Brown, Jas, smallholder.
+ Davies, Frederick, farmer, Windley farm.
+ Davies, Rt Hon, smallholder.
+ Everson, Rt and Son, Smallholder.
+ Hall, Jsph. and Wm., smallholder.
+ Highfield, Jsph., smallholder.
Hinks, Sarah Ellen (Mrs.), shopkr.
+ Jones, Arth. David, smallholder.
Lilleshall Co. Ltd coal merchants (Geo. Robinson, agt.), railway station.
*Major, Regnld., farmer, Sleap. TN Great Bolas 25.
Midland dairy farmers Limited. TN Great Bolas 10.
+ Morris, Thos., smallholder.
*Nunnerley, Thos., farmer, Manor farm. TN Great Bolas 30.
+ Oakes, Chas., smallholder.
Powell, J., farmer, Moorbank.
+ Rutter, Geo., smallholder.
Shakeshaft, Wilfred, farmer.
Shropshire farmers Ltd, corn merchants, railway station.
+ Stockton, Geo., farmer.
+ Teece, Harry, smallholder
+ Teece, Jn., smallholder.
+ Wiggin, Ann (Mrs.), smallholder.

Marked thus * farm at 150 acres or over.
Carbutt, Wm., smallholder.
*Gregory, Edwd. Rogers, farmer. Upton Magna 29.
Qverton, Edwin, smallholder.
*Woolrich, Jn., farmer. Upton Magna 21.

Evans, Thos. Alfd., and Rt. Albt., farmers.
Powell, Walter and son, farmers, The Hill Farm (postal address, Longden-upon-Tern, Wellington).

Marked thus * farm at 150 acres or over.
*Adney and Harris, farmers.
*Preston, Wm. and Son, farmers. High Ercall 6.

Atcherley, Robert, Poynton Villa.
Marked thus * farm at 150 acres or over.
Brisbourne, Thomas, farmer and dairy man, Poynton Grange.
Buttrey, Tom, grocer.
*Evans, Wm. Maxwell, farmer Poynton Manor. TN High Ercall 9.
*Platt, Wm. Newall, farmer. High Ercall 27.

Marked thus * farm at 150 acres or over.
Brisbourne, Sidney, farmer, New Farm.
Eames, Lt-Col., Chas., Wm., D.S.O.,. T.D.,. MD., physc and surgn (attends Tues and Fri 11 a.m.).
Manchester Co-operative Wholesale Society Ltd. Farmers, Red House. TN High Ercall 7.
Manchester Co-operative Wholesale Society Ltd. (G.H. Salmon, mngr.), fruit growers.
Manchester Co-operative Wholesale Society Ltd. Convalescent home (Mrs C.M. Foden, matron).
Parton, Harry Copsey, Cowkeeper.
Ridgway, Alice May (Miss), newsagnt and post office. High Ercall 011.
Shrewsbury Industrial Co-operative Society Ltd. (The), grocers.
Thomas, Ernest, tobacconist.

Richie, Maj. Norman, farmer. TN High Ercall 11.
Smith, John, farmer, Tern Lane.

Marked thus * farm at 150 acres or over.
Hughes, Alfred George Robert, Tailor, Ivydene.
*Kemp, Horace, farmer. TN High Ercall 16.
Marston, Chas., smallholder.
Nicklin, Arth. B. farmer.
*Rickards, Ernest Rd., farmer. TN High Ercall 3.

Other Information
Councillor: William Heath Obadiah Lander, Tibberton Grange, Wellington.

   28 Jun 09

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