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Bicton is an ecclesiastical district, with Rosshall, Onslow, Calcott, Montford Bridge, Preston Montford and Udlington, formed in 1853 from the parishes of St. Alkmund and St. Chad, Shrewsbury, four miles from Shrewsbury, and 160 from London, in the Northern division of the county, Shrewsbury incorporation, and diocese of Lichfield.  Is situated on the river Severn.  The Church of the Holy Trinity is an ancient brick building, with small tower.  The living is a vicarage, yearly value £140, with residence, in the gift of the vicar of St. Chad’s, Shrewsbury.  There is a mixed Parochial school.  Bicton was held from the Saxon era until the time of Henry the Eighth, by the church of St. Chad.  At the Isle there are the remains of an old castle and of a chapel, in existence before the Reformation.  The principal landowners are Charles G. Wingfield, Humphrey Sandford, Edward and Charles Morris, and John Harley, Esqrs.  The soil is strong loam; subsoil, gravel and clay.  The population in 1861 was 569.
Letters arrive from Shrewsbury at 8 a.m.; dispatched at 7 p.m.

Breese Rev. John, B.A., Calcott house
Cotes The Misses, Bicton hall
Harding, John, esq.
Harley John, esq., Ross hall
Lloyd William B., esq., J.P., Preston, Montford hall
Morris Edward, esq., J.P., Udlington
Pritchard Mrs., Udlington villa
Roberts Rev. Charles Ingram, The Vicarage
Sandford Humphrey, esq., J.P., The Isle house
Wingfield Charles G., esq., D.L. Onslow
Bowen Evan, farmer, Bicton house
Bowen William, farmer, The Grove
Boore Charles, farmer, Corner farm
Buckley Richard, blacksmith
Cooke Thomas, farmer, Woodcott
Cook Thomas, farmer, Woodcott farm
Crane Joseph, farmer
Davies James, farmer, Isle park
Davies John, Four Crosses Inn
Davies Richard, farmer
Edwards Richard, farmer, Coppice farm
Edwards Robert, shoe maker, Montford bridge
Edwards William, farmer, Udlington
Evans John, bricklayer, Calcott
Evans Saml., shoemaker, Montford bridge
Evett George, farmer
Felton William, farm bailiff, Bicton villa
Griffiths John, farmer, Isle park
Harding John, farmer
Hilton Robert, farmer, Rossall
Jehu John, farmer, Rossall
Lewis Robert, tailor, Montford bridge
Parkes Mary, farmer, Lower Onslow
Poole John, farmer, The Grange, Montford hill
Pugh Andrew, carpenter, Montford bridge
Randles John, blacksmith, Montford bridge
Thomas, Edward, land steward, Onslow hall
Thomas Mary Ann, shopkeeper, Montford bridge
Twist John, farm bailiff to Mr. Crane, Calcott
Tomkiss William, farmer, The Isle
Whitehorn James, Nag’s Head, Montford bridge
Wilson John, nurseryman, Calcott
Wooding Edward, farmer, Lower Woodcott
Wright Joseph, farmer, Rossall green

Source: Edward Cassey & Co.’s, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Shropshire 1871