Descriptive gazetteer entries

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Jackfield like this:

JACKFIELD, a village and a chapelry in Broseley parish, Salop. The village stands on the right bank of the river Severn, near Ironbridge r. station, and 1 mile NE of Broseley; and has a post office under Wellington, Salop. The chapelry was constituted in 1862. Pop., about 1, 500. Bricks and tiles are extensively made, and ironstone is calcined. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £109. Patron, alternately F. B. Harries, Esq. and the Rector of Broseley. The church was built in 1863, to ...

the memory of G. Pritchard, Esq., at a cost of £3, 000; is in the French second pointed style, of coloured bricks with stone dressings; is cruciform; and has a turret of unusual character, 75 feet high. There is a national school.

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Travel writing

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