Adderley shown within Shropshire
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Adderley is a village and civil parish in the English county of Shropshire, several kilometres north of Market Drayton. It is known as Eldredelei in the Domesday Book. The Irish statesman Robert le Poer was parish priest of Adderley c.1320.
Here is the description of the village from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868):
"ADDERLEY, (or Atherley), a parish in the hundred of North Bradford, in the county of Salop, 4 miles to the N.W. of Market Drayton. It is situated on the Grand Junction canal and the river Weaver. It comprises the townships of the Morrey and Spoonley. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Lichfield value £665, in the patronage of Richard Corbet. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. The parochial charities amount to £68 a year. Shavington Hall, the residence of the Earl of Kilmorey, and Adderley Hall are the principal seats."
St Peter's church, rebuilt in 1801, is a grade I listed building. 
Shavington Hall was a former country house originally built in 1506 by the Needham family, later the Viscounts Kilmorey and Earls of Kilmorey, who had acquired the Manor of Shavington in 1461. The Hall was rebuilt on a grander scale in 1685 by the 6th Viscount to be their English seat and sold by the third Earl in 1885 to Arthur Pemberton Heywood-Lonsdale, who was appointed High Sheriff of Shropshire for 1888. At that time it stood in a park of 600 acres. The Heywood-Lonsdales improved the house and grounds and bought several adjoining estates. The hall was demolished in 1959 as too expensive to maintain.
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