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This is the extract for Rowton Chapelry from the 1937 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 Wrekin 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 1850. 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 perpetual curacy, endowed by the last Duke of Cleveland K.G. assisted by grants from Queen Anne's Bounty and the ecclesiastical Commissioners, net yearly value £245, in the gift of Lord Barnard C.M.G., M.C., T.D. and held since 1934 by the Rev. Cecil Geoffrey B. Turner, who resides at Wellington. At Cold Hatton is a Methodist Chapel, built in 1871, and also one at Ellerdine. This was the birthplace, 12th November, 1615, of the celebrated nonconformist divine, Richard Baxter. The principal landowners Messrs W.D. Burgess and Edward Bourne and Miss Lizzie 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 2,960 acres; the population in ecclesiastical parish in 1931 was 613.
Letters through Wellington, Salop. The nearest M. O. & T. office is at Waters Upton.
Post and Tel. Call Office, Ellerdine. Letters through Wellington, Salop. Waters Upton nearest M. O. & T. office.
The Midland Motor Omnibus Co. Ltd. run services through here, via Cold Hatton

Marked thus* farm 150 acres or over.
Banks Edward Onslow, smallholder
* Bourne Edwd. farmer
*Burgess William Donald, farmer, Church farm, High Ercall 26
Buttery Jn, farmer
Fletcher Chas, grocer
Hopkins Lizzie (Mrs), farmer and landowner
Pearce Wm. Algernon. carpntr, High Ercall 15
Williams Rd. cottage farmer
Woolley John, farmer

Marked thus* farm 150 acres or over.
*Adams Wm. farmer
Ball George, farmer
Barnes P. coal mer. T N Great Bolas 26
Bond George H. registrar of births, deaths & marriages
Chetwood Martha (Mrs.) Smallholder
Godber Frank, Seven Stars inn, Great Bolas 48
Dee Geo. smallholder
Dodd Ralph, farmer, The Grove
Evans Evan, smallholder
Maddox Wm. Jn. poultry farmer, sycamores
Madeley Thos. butcher
Owen George, baker
Picken Thomas, painter
Rogers Wm. farmer
*Shakeshaft Peter W. farmer
Spencer Fred, farmer, Sunnycroft
Tudor Miss, smallholder, The Mount
Walters Thomas, smallholder
Wellings William, farmer
Whitfield Jsph. smallholder
Woolley Lillian May (Mrs), farmer

Marked thus* farm 150 acres or over.
Barnett Emma (Miss), shpkpr. Post off
Bayley T.H. Royal Oak P.H
Buttery Hannah (Mrs.), smallholder
Byrd Bernard, farmer, Oak house
Cliff James, farmer
Cliff Wm. farmer
Cockburn Geo. farmer, The Grange
Cooke Peter, farmer
*Cotterill John E. farmer, New house
Irwin Eric, poultry farmer
Kempster Harry, blacksmith
Machin Wm. A. smallholder
Pearce Algernon, bldr. Gt Bolas 41
Pearce Fredk . Chas. smallholder
Pickin John, well sinker
Pickin Joseph, plumber
Powell Leonard, smallholder
*Taylor Wltr. Percy, frmr, Windy Oak. Great Bolas 44
Tudor John, Wheelwright
Williams John Alec, farmer, Red ho

   28 Jun 09

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