Adderley Kellys Shropshire Directory 1863

Adderley is a small rural village and parish, and railway station, comprising the townships of Adderley,  Shavington, and Spoonley, 169 miles by rail and 159 by road north-west from London, 9 west from Whitmore, 4 north from Market Drayton, in the Drayton division of North Bradford hundred, Market Drayton union and county court district, rural deanery of Whitchurch, Salop archdeaconry, and diocese of Lichfield. The church of St. Peter is a Gothic stone building; it has a square tower, with clock and 3 bells, nave, chancel, transept, aisle, and chapel; it was rebuilt about 1800, with the exception of the tower and chapel; the latter is used as a mausoleum for the Kilmorey family: there are several monuments and tablets to the Needham family, and a monument to the late Sir Corbet Corbet, Bart., and two brasses. The register dates from the year 1600. The living is a rectory, in the gift of Richard Corbet, Esq., of the value of £666 yearly, with residence and 19 acres of glebe land; the Rev. Athelstane Corbet is the incumbent. There is a school for boys and girls. The acreage is about 3,940; the population in 1861 was 428. The soil is sand and clay; subsoil, gravel and sand. The principal residences are Shavington Hall, the seat of the Earl of Kilmorey, at present occupied by Capt. Alfred Hill; and Adderley Hall, the residence of Reginald Corbet, Esq., M.P., J.P. Richard Corbet, Esq., is lord of the manor and chief landowner.


Corbet Rev. Athelstane [rector]

Corbet Reginald, esq. M.P., J.P.Adderley hall

Hill Capt. Alfred, Shavington hall


Bennion Thos. Platt, farmer, The Lodge

Duckers John, farmer, The Lees

Evanson Job, farmer

Groucott John, farmer

Lea James, farmer, New farm

Lee John, shoemaker

Lee Robert, farmer, Wems farm

Lowe John, shoemaker

Malom Thomas, farmer & butcher

Massey Thomas, farmer

Moore George, blacksmith & shopkeeper

Moore Thomas, farmer, Hawksmoor

Roberts James, lime merchant

Simons John, blacksmith

Teece Henry, Raven


Lea Samuel, farmer

Lewis William, farmer

Mulliner Thomas, farmer

Reade William, farmer

Post Office.— Miss Ann Woodcock, postmistress. Letters arrive from Market Drayton at 9.15 a.m.; dispntched at 4 p.m. The nearest monoy order office is at Market Drayton.

Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and the City of Bristol, Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1863.

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