History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Staffordshire; And the City and County of the City of Lichfield, Comprising a General Survey of the County of Sta

 
9781236127952: History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Staffordshire; And the City and County of the City of Lichfield, Comprising a General Survey of the County of Sta

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834 Excerpt: ...smaller freeholders. On the northwest side of the village, is a flat space called Money Lands, where many ancient coins and human bones have been found; and near Low Flat, is a remarkable eminence called Robin Hood's Butt. Plott mentions a singular instance of abstinence here, viz. "Mary Vaughton, a maiden of a fresh complexion, who never took more food in one day than a piece of bread and butter the size of half-a-crown; or if meat, not above the size of a pigeon's leg; nor of drink, more than a spoonful of milk or water." Comberford is partly in Elford parish, and the Hall is the seat and property of William Tongue, Esq., and stands pleasantly on the eas.t bank of the Tame, 2J miles N. by W. of Tamworth. On the same river, a mile nearer Tamworth, is Coton, where are Alder Mills, employed in grinding corn and making paper, and a large cotton factory, which has not been occupied since the bankruptcy of Messrs. Fowler, several years ago. Hopwas is on the opposite side of the Tame.on the Lichfield road, which here crosses the river and the canal. The handsome bridge on the Tame was erected after 1795, when the old one was washed down in a great flood. The wake, at Wigginton, is on the Sunday after Nov. 5th, (old style;) and that at Hopwas, on the Sunday after Lammas day. The'TowNSHips in Wakwickshirk, belonging to Tamworth parish, are Aminoton and Stonedklph, 2 miles E. of Tamworth, where is Aminyton Hall, the seat of C. E. Repington, Esq., and the ruins of an ancient chapel;--Boi.ehall and Gi.ascote, forming a north-eastern suburb of Tamworth, with which the former is connected by a long but narrow bridge;--and Wilnecote and Dosthii.l, two miles S.E. of Tamworth. The Chapel, at Wilnecote, was re-built in 1821. The living it a curacy, in the gift of...

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