In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Leaton like this:
LEATON, a township in Shrewsbury-St. Mary parish, and a chapelry partly also in Fitz and Preston-Gubbals parishes, Salop. The township lies on the Shrewsbury and Chester railway, near the river Severn, 4¼ miles NNW of Shrewsbury; and has a station on the railway.The chapelry was constituted in 1860. ...
Posttown, Shrewsbury. Pop., 434. Houses, 101. Pop. of the St. Mary portion, 279; of the Preston-Gubbals portion, 141. Leaton Knolls is the seat ofS. Lloyd, Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £105. Patron, S. Lloyd, Esq. The church was built in 1860, at a cost of £5, 475; is in the early English style; and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with tower and spire.
Leaton is now part of Shrewsbury and Atcham district. Click here for graphs and data of how Shrewsbury and Atcham has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Leaton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Leaton, in Shrewsbury and Atcham and Shropshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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