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Sheep Lane Index of Pages

The following pages are designed to give a brief history of some aspects of the community. They are certainly not intended to be exhaustive and more work could be done, for example, on the interesting buildings with reference to census returns, electoral registers and name searches for owners and/or occupiers amongst our other archives, or on churches with reference to the parish records. We hope that reading these pages will encourage you to do more research of your own. If you find additional information on any of the pages below or, indeed, information on aspects of the community not covered here, we would love to hear from you and could publish your research here, giving credit, of course, where it is due!


The Community of Sheep Lane in General

Sheep Lane Maps

Potsgrove and Sheep Lane Before 1086

Potsgrove and Sheep Lane in 1086

The Manor of Lovells Bury

Potsgrove and Sheep Lane in World War Two

The Established Church

Saint John's Church-School, Sheep Lane


Potsgrove Registration and Early References

Baptists and Congregationalists in Sheep Lane

Primitive Methodists in Sheep Lane

Wesleyan Methodists in Sheep Lane


Early Education in Potsgrove

Saint John's School-Church, Sheep Lane

Sources for Education in Potsgrove

Interesting Buildings

Cottages at Potsgrove Turn

Surviving Cottages in Sheep Lane

Licensed Premises

The Flying Fox Public House, Sheep Lane

The Red Cow Beerhouse, Sheep Lane