Bedstone, Shropshire

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Bedstone, a parish in the hund. of Purslow, county of Salop; 6 miles north-east of Knighton. Living, a discharged rectory, in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Hereford, valued at £4 13s. 4d.; gross income £234. Patron, in 1835, B. Brown, Esq. There is a daily school in this parish. Pop., in 1801, 157; in 1831, 159. Houses 21. Acres 1,200. A. P. £1,718. Poor rates, in 1837, £65.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Bedstone. A parish in the hundred of Purslow, a rectory discharged, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Clun, and archdeaconry of Salop. 25 houses, 165 inhabitants. 10 ½ miles west of Ludlow.

Source: The Shropshire Gazetteer, with an Appendix, including a Survey of the County and Valuable Miscellaneous Information, with Plates. Printed and Published by T. Gregory, Wem, 1824