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Church Aston and Chetwynd Aston, form a parish in Newport union; situated  1 mile south-south-west from Newport, on the road from that town to Wellington. The church of St. Andrew is in Church Aston, and was rebuilt in 1867. The living is a rectory, annual value £145, with residence, in the gift of the Rev. C. F. C. Pigatt, M.A.. A National school was erected in 1840. There are charities of £18 yearly. Ralph Merrick Leeke, Esq., is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is strong clay; subsoil, red sand. Church Aston has an area of 720 acres; gross estimated rental, £3,300; rateable value, £2,785.
Chetwynd Aston, or Field Aston, is a township, 1 mile south from Newport, with an area of 1,244 acres; gross estimated rental, £3,130: rateable value, £2,785. The population in 1861 was 1,005.
Letters from Newport.
Railway Station, John Cartwright, stations master.

Church Aston.
Corbett Henry, esq. J.P. Aston hall
Doody Mr. George, The Grove
Hutchinson Mr. James
Liddle C. R. esq. Highfield
Nickisson Mrs. Rose villa
Picken Mr. James, Old Hall
Thompson Mark, esq. Berkeley villa
Allkins Lewis, hardware turner
Betteley Peter, butcher
Bird Thomas, wine merchant
Doody Thomas, engineering surveyor
Evans James, shopkeeper
Felton Joseph, farmer
Lockley Valentine, butcher
Picken James, classical school
Pooler Henry, farmer
Pooler Richard, auctioneer
Preston John, hay dealer and farmer, Holly grove, Chetwynd Aston
Stevenson Robert, Last inn
Taylor John, butcher
Ward George Joseph, coal merchant
Williams Henry, farmer
Yeomans John, butcher and maltster

Chetwynd Aston.
Palmer Mrs. Chetwynd Aston villa
Ventris Rev. Edward Favell, M.A. Rectory
Allman John, blacksmith
Barnes Samuel, Horse and Jockey inn
Birks Thomas, Wheatsheaf inn
Britain Thomas, farmer
Britain Thomas, jun. farmer
Cheadle James, Wharfinger, Pave lane
Clift and Dawson, Coach builders
Harrison Samuel, shopkeeper
Lockley James, farmer, Little Hales
Mancell Mary, Fox and Duck inn
Paddock James, farmer
Smallwood Richard, farmer, Pave lane
Stanton Peter, shopkeeper
Stoneley James, farmer

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