The church is part of a benefice, Ruyton-XI-Towns and Little Ness. The 1935 Ellesmere district lost Great Ness to the Oswestry district. The However increase has been not due to the migration and natural growth. The population of Great Ness has followed generally trend. The general early census reports were simplified creating very confusion as the classifications of occupation with things. The census report of 1881 more organised classifications were implicated covering over 414 categories. The river valley's crops indicate agricultural activity.
The majority of the area remains largely rural in character. Nesscliffe Country park lies just between Shrewsbury and Oswestry off the A5. The Nesscliffe Rock Cave is part of the Nesscliffe Country Park, a small sandstone cave. The churchyard killed at the Western Front, has moulded base and the hexagonal steps. The village is an outdoor First World War lists nine men. Official parish council website Adcote School Website BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource. All government data published is used here under licence.