Clee St. Margaret Cassey Shropshire Directory 1875

Clee St. Margaret is a parish and village, with the hamlet of Cockshutford, 8 miles north-north-east from Ludlow, in the Southern division of the county, Lower division of Munslow hundred, Ludlow union, and diocese of Hereford; it is situated on the Clee brook.  The church of St. Margaret is an old structure.  The living is a vicarage, annual value £164, in the gift of the Rev. H. Thursby Pelham, M.A.  The Rev. Henry Thursby Pelham, M.A., is lord of the manor and principal landowner.  A chapel for Primitive Methodists was erected in 1866.  The soil is a strong clay upon limestone.  The charities are only 12s. 10d.  The area is 1,590 acres, and the population in 1861 was 281; gross estimated rental, £1,228; rateable value, £1,045.
Cockshutford is a hamlet in this parish, situated in a sequestered and romantic dingle.  At Norley Bank are traces of an encampment.
Letters are received through Ludlow.
Carrier. – William Humphreys, to Bridgnorth, every Saturday; to Ludlow, every Monday.
Clee St. Margaret
Clinton William, wheelwright
Corfield George, farmer
Duce Jane, Shoulder of Mutton Inn
Gwilt John, Boot Inn
Hall Thomas, farmer
Heighway John, farmer
Heighway Samuel, farmer
Howells William, miller
Humphreys William, shopkeeper
Jones Samuel, farmer
Kelly John, blacksmith
Millichamp Thomas, farmer
Passey Richard, farmer
Phaisey John, shopkeeper
Wall George, farmer
Weaver William, shoe maker
Welch Edward, tailor
Wheelwright Thomas, farmer
Bennet Edward, farmer
Duce Richard, farmer
Norgrove Edwin, farmer
Turner Edward, farmer
Source: Edward Cassey & Co.’s History, Gazetteer, & Directory of Shropshire. Printed Shrewsbury 1875.