Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for MARTIN (ST.)

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.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a parish and a sub-district"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: St Martins CP/AP       St Martins SubD       Shropshire AncC
Place names: MARTIN ST     |     ST MARTIN
Place: St Martins

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