In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hinstock like this:
HINSTOCK, a village and a parish in Market-Drayton district, Salop. The village stands near the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction canal, 3 miles W of the boundary with Stafford, and 5½ S of Market-Drayton r. station; and has a post office under Market-Drayton. The parish comprises 3, 036 acres. ...
Real property, £5, 774. Pop., 791. Houses, 185. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to Richard Corbet, Esq. Hinstock Hall is the chief residence. Building stone is quarried; and there is a mineral spring. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £504. * Patron, Richard Corbet, Esq. The church has a tower, and was enlarged in 1851. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.
Hinstock is now part of North Shropshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Shropshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Hinstock itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hinstock in North Shropshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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