In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Little Dawley like this:
DAWLEY-PARVA, a township-chapelry in Dawley-Magna parish, Salop; on the Shrewsbury canal and the Severn Junction railway, near Lawley-Bank r. station, and 3½ miles SE of Wellington. It has a post office, of the name of Little Dawley, under Wellington. The chapelry was constituted in 1844. Rated property, £3, 550. Pop., 2, 327. Houses, 443, The property is divided among a few. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £150.* Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. The church is good.
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Little Dawley 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 Little Dawley itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Little Dawley, in Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th March 2017
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