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ASH MAGNA and ASH PARVA are townships, in the parish of Whitchurch, forming an ecclesiastical district, in the Northern division of the county, hundred of North Bradford, union and county court district of Whitchurch, rural deanery of Whitchurch, archdeaconry of Salop, and diocese of Lichfield.

Ash Magna is 188 miles from London, 2 ½ south-east from Whitchurch railway station, and 15 from Crewe, situated on the road from Whitchurch to Market Drayton. The church of Our Saviour is a neat brick and stone building, with square tower; it was erected in 1836, principally by subscription. The living is a vicarage, in the gift of the rector of Whitchurch, of the yearly value of £80, arising from glebe land and money endowments. There is a National school, supported by subscriptions, at which about 90 children are educated. The Hon. R. C. Cotton, who is lord of the manor, and John Hazledine, Esq., are the principal landowners. The soil, gravel and clay; subsoil, gravel. The area is 626a. 3r, 14p., and. the population in 1861 was 181. The scenery is beautifully diversified, and the high grounds command prospects of unbounded extent.

Ash Parva is 2 ½ miles on the road from Whitchurch to Market Drayton. The principal landowners are Viscount Hill, W. C. Radford-Norcop, Esq., and Samuel Yates Bennion, Esq. The land is picturesque; soil various. The area is 2,379a. 1r., and the population in 1861 was 179.

Letters through Whitchurch arrive at 7 30 a.m.; dispatched at 6 10 p.m.
National School, George Jones, master; Mrs. Jane Jones, mistress.

Ash Magna.

Price Rev. Henry Hugh, M.A. Vicarage

Ravenshaw Henry, esq., Ash hall

Tudman Edward, esq., Ash grove

Cliff John, beer retailer & blacksmith

Darlington Joseph, farmer

Derricutt John, White Lion

Moreton Ann, shopkeeper

Pursell John and Son, wheelwrights

Ravenshaw John, farmer, Ash hall

Shuker Peter, blacksmith

Wynne Mrs., farmer

Ash Parva.

Nield Mrs., Ash house

Blackshaw James, farmer

Blake George, farmer

Clay Claries, farmer

Darlington Thomas, farmer, Twemlowes hall

Davies John, farmer, Ash wood

Hughes Henry, farmer, Ashwood

Nield William, farmer

Ravenscroft George, farmer, Ash acre

Ravenshaw John, farmer

Topham Thomas, farmer, Twemlowes

Venables Samuel, fanner, Lower Kempley

Source: Edward Cassey & Co.’s History, Gazetteer, & Directory of Shropshire. Printed Shrewsbury 1875.