In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Eyton on the Weald Moors like this:
EYTON-UPON-THE-WILD-MOORS, a parish in Wellington district, Salop; on the Shrewsbury canal, 2½ miles N of Wellington r. station. It has a post office, of the name of Eyton, under Wellington, Salop. Acres, 1, 038. Real property, £3, 234. Pop., 451. Houses, 88. The property is divided among a few. Many of the inhabitants are employed in the manufacture of bar-iron The living is a rectory, annexed to the vicarage of Wellington, in the diocese of Lichfield. The church is very good. Lord Herbert of Cherbury was a native.
Eyton on the Weald Moors is now part of Telford and Wrekin district. Click here for graphs and data of how Telford and Wrekin has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Eyton on the Weald Moors itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Eyton on the Weald Moors, in Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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