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Calverhall, Shropshire Family History

Calverhall is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Shropshire, created in 1726 from chapelry in Prees Ancient Parish.

Alternatice names: Cloverly, Corveral, Corverhall or Cloverley

Other places in the parish include: Woolliston, Millen-heath.

Parish church: Holy Trinity

Parish registers begin: 1771

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Calverhall

  • Adderley
  • Moreton Say
  • Ightfield
  • Prees

Historical Descriptions

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Calverhall; or Corverhall or Cloverley. A township in the parish of Prees, and in the Whitchurch division of the hundred of Bradford, North. A chapel to Prees. Calverhall, with Willaston, and Millen-heath, contains 51 houses, 293 inhabitants.

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

Cloverly or Calverhall or Corveral Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Cloverly; or Calverhall; or Corveral. The seat of J. W. Dodd, esq. In the Whitchurch division of the hundred of Bradford, North. 5 miles south-east of Whitchurch.

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

Directories

Calverhall Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

CALVERHALL is an ecclesiastical district in the parish of Prees, comprising the townships of CALVERHALL and WOOLLISTON, 186 miles from London, 4 from Prees station, 15 from Whitmore station, and 5 from Whitchurch, in the Northern division of the county, hundred of North Bradford, Wem union, and diocese of Lichfield. The church of the Holy Trinity is a Gothic building of stone. The living is a vicarage, of the yearly value of £82, with residence, in the gift of John Pemberton Heywood, Esq. Here is a school for the free education of the children of the tenantry of John Pemberton, Esq. There are also eight almshouses for the poor of the place, erected and endowed by William and Katherine Kerr, in 1724, with about £32 per annum, to which a further endowment was added by the widow of the late John Dod, Esq., of Cloverley. Cloverley Hall, one of the seats of J. P. Heywood, Esq., is a magnificent Elizabethan mansion erected in 1868. The park and pleasure grounds are extensive and neatly laid out. John Pemberton Heywood, Esq., is lord of the manor and sole landowner, and has a beautiful seat here, called Cloverley. The population of the ecclesiastical district in 1861 was 279.

CALVERHALL township contains 715 acres. Viscount Hill is lord of the manor and principal landowner.

WOOLLISTON, a township, distant between 1 ½ and 2 ½ miles from Prees, contains 765 acres.

Letters through Whitchurch, arrive at 8-30 a.m.; dispatched at 5 p.m.

CALVERHALL.

Heywood John Pemberton, esq. Cloverley

Smythies Rev. Henry Raymond, M.A. Vicarage

Betteley John, farmer

Boot George, farmer, The Common

Boot James, farmer

Fox Joseph, Old Jack Inn

Furber John, blacksmith

Growcott Joseph, farmer

Hassall Sarah, farmer

Jones John, gardener, Cloverley

Owen Thomas, gamekeeper, Cloverley

Ralphs John, shoe maker

Reeves Josiah, farmer and butcher

Whittingham Joseph, carpenter

Woolrich John, farmer

WOOLLISTON.

Ray Thomas, farm bailiff

Simons John, farmer

Simons Mary, farmer

Venables John, farmer

Wilkinson Robert, farmer, The Lawn

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

Administration

  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Wem
  • Probate Court: Court of the Prebend of Prees or Pipe Minor
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Market Drayton
  • Poor Law Union: Wem
  • Hundred: North Bradford
  • Province: Canterbury