Cleobury North is a small parish and village on the Brown Clee Hill, 8 miles south-west from Bridgnorth, and 11 from Ludlow, in the southern division of the county, Chelmarsh division of Stottesden hundred, Bridgnorth union and county court district, and diocese of Hereford, situated on the turnpike road from Bridgnorth to Ludlow, near the base of the Abdon Burf mountain. The church of SS. Paul and Peter is an old stone building, in the Norman style. The living is a rectory, yearly value £138, with residence and 79 acres of glebe land, in the gift of Viscount Boyne, who is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is clayey and loamy; the subsoil is clay, gravel, and basalt. The area is 1,500 acres, and the population in 1861 was 168; gross estimated rental, £1,318; rateable value, £1,237. Cleobury Hall is a handsome mansion of freestone.
Letters are through Bridgnorth.
Carrier. – Benjamin Bowen, to Ludlow, on Monday; to Bridgnorth, on Saturday.
Mytton Miss, The Hall
Stanborough Rev. Morris Edgar, M.A.
Bache Thomas, farmer, Glebe farm
Blunt William, cowkeeper
Bowen Benjamin, carrier
Evans Samuel, shopkeeper
Evans William, shoe maker
Green Richard, farmer and miller, Batch mill
Hodnet Thomas, farmer, Great Leasows farm
Jones John, shoe maker
Miles John, farmer, Haymore
Wardle Robert, farmer, Hall farm
Wood Edward, cowkeeper
Source: Edward Cassey & Co.’s, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Shropshire 1871