St Martins  Shropshire


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

MARTIN (ST.), a parish and a sub-district, in Oswestry district, Salop. The parish lies on Watt's dyke and th e Ellesmere canal, adjacent to the river Ceiriog at the I. boundary with Wales, 2¼ miles ESE of Chirk r. station, and 5½ NNE of Oswestry; comprises the townships of Ifton-Rhyn, Weston-Rhyn, and Bronygarth; and contains a considerable village of its own name, with a postoffice under Ruabon. ...

Acres, 5,314. Real property, £10,982. Pop. in 1851,2,132; in 1861,2,351. Houses,, 508. There are mines yielding produce of the value of more than £600 a year. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value, £320. * Patron, Lord A. E. Hill Trevor. The church is ancient. There are two public schools, six alms houses, and charities £7. -The sub-district contains also Whittington parish and Halston extra-parochial tract in Salop, and Chirk parish in Denbigh. Acres, 18,945. Pop., 5,909. Houses, 1,202.

St Martins through time

St Martins is now part of Oswestry district. Click here for graphs and data of how Oswestry has changed over two centuries. For statistics about St Martins itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of St Martins, in Oswestry and Shropshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 27th January 2022

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