In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Edstaston like this:
EDSTASTON, a chapelry in Wem parish, Salop; on the Crewe and Shrewsbury railway, 2 miles NNE of Wem. It was constituted in 1847; and it has a post office under Shrewsbury. Rated property, £6, 096. Pop., 799. Houses, 175. The property is divided among a few. Edstaston Hall is a chief residence. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, not reported. Patron, the Rector of Wem. The church is old but good; and there is a Primitive Methodist chapel.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Edstaston in North Shropshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th June 2013
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