Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

BICTON, a chapelry in St. Chad and St. Alkmond parishes, Salop; on the river Severn, and on Watlingstreet, near the Shrewsbury and Oswestry railway, 3 miles NW by W of Shrewsbury. It was constituted in 1853; and it has a post office, of the name of Bicton-Heath, under Shrewsbury. Rated property, £4,650. Pop., 569. Houses, 128. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £140. Patron, the Vicar of St. Chad. The church is good.

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Travel writing

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