Moreton Corbet  Shropshire


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

MORETON-CORBET, a village and a parish in Wem district, Salop. The village stands on the river Roden, 3¾ miles E of Yorton r. station, and 4¾ SE of Wem. The parish contains also part of the township of PrestonBrockhurst, which has a post office under Shrewsbury. Acres, 2,140. Rated property, £2,418. ...

Pop., 255. Houses, 51. The manor and all the land belong to Sir V. R. Corbet, Bart. Moreton-Corbet Castle was erected in the 16th century, on the site of a previous castle; was burnt in the civil war of Charles I.; and is now a fine ruin. Several mills are on the Roden. The living* is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £361. Patron, Sir V. R. Corbet, Bart. The church is ancient; has a tower and several stained windows; and contains ancient effigies and monuments of the CorbetsCharities, £6.

Moreton Corbet through time

Moreton Corbet is now part of North Shropshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Shropshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Moreton Corbet itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Moreton Corbet in North Shropshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd October 2020

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