Lilleshall  Shropshire


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

LILLESHALL, a parish in Newport district, Salop; on the Donington-Wood branch of the Shrewsbury canal, and on the Shropshire Union railway, round Domination r. station, and near the boundary with Staffordshire, 3 miles SSW of Newport. It contains the townships of Muxton and Donington,-the latter of which has a postoffice under Newport, Salop; and it includes the chapelries of Donington-Wood-St. ...

Matthew and DoningtonWood-St. George. Acres, 6,140. Real property, £42,843; of which £14,600 are in mines, and £10,000 in ironworks. Pop. in 1851,3,987; in 1861,3,746. Houses, 691. The property is divided among a few. The manor and most of the land belong to the Duke of Sutherland. Lilleshall House, a seat of the Duke, is a white freestone edifice; and stands on a rising-ground, commanding a very extensive view. An Augustinian abbey was founded, about a mile from the parish church, about the year 1145, by Richard de Belmeis; had, at the dissolution, an endowed income of £327; was then given to James Leveson, ancestor of the Duke of Sutherland; and has left considerable ruins, including parts of the church 228 feet long, with Norman doorways and later English E window. Coal is extensively worked. The head living is a vicarage, and the livings of St. Matthew and St. George are p. curacies, in the diocese of Lichfield. Value of the vicarage, £350; * of St. M., £200; * of St. G., £205. Patron of all the three, the Duke of Sutherland. The parochial church is ancient and Very good; has a tower; and contains effigies of Sir Richard and Lady Catherine Leveson, of date 1661 and 1674, and other monuments. There are national schools for both sexes.

Lilleshall through time

Lilleshall 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 Lilleshall itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lilleshall, in Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 30th May 2024

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