Woolston, West Felton, Shropshire, England
Woolston, a small village and township two miles and a half S.W from Felton, has 501A. 2R. 14P. of undulating land, and in 1841 had 15 houses and 77 inhabitants. Rateable value, £748. 12s. Rent charge, .£106. 4s. The landowners are Lady Tyrwhitt; Edward Beamand, Esq.; George W Edwards, Esq.; and Mr. Samuel II. Burrows. There are several well built and pleasantly situated farm residences in this township. Coal is found here; and several years ago a party of miners opened coal works, but finding the seams of small thickness, and the water breaking in upon them, the works were abandoned. There is a well here called St. Winefred's Well, which was formerly in great repute for its medicinal properties. The baths arc walled in, and the water filters through a red grit stone rock; they are now in a delapidated and neglected state. Woolston House, a modern erection of brick, pleasantly situated, is the residence of George W Edwards, Esq.
Directory.—Edward Beamand, gentleman; George Withers Edwards, Esq., Woolston House; Richard Clarke, farmer; Richard Drury, farmer: John Sides, farmer; .Richard Williams, farmer.
Woolston township is 1¼ miles south-west from West Felton and contains 413 acres. Here is a ''Holy Well," covered by a picturesque little half-timbered building, incorporating work of the 14th century and earlier periods. Sir Henry T. Tyrwhitt Bart. J.P. who is lord of the manor, and G. W Edwards Esq. are the landowners. Rateable value, £530 15S.
- Kellys Directory of Shropshire, 1891
Woolston is a hamlet 1¼ miles south-west from West Felton. Here is a "Holy Well," covered by a picturesque little half-timbered building, incorporating work of the 14th century and earlier periods.
- Kellys Directory of Shropshire, 1929