The County of Shropshire

Last updated on April 23rd, 2017

Shropshire is bounded, North by a detached part of Flintshire and Cheshire; East by Staffordshire; South by Worcestershire and Herefordshire; and on the West by Radnorshire, Montgomeryshire, and Denbighshire. It is about 44 miles long, and 28 broad; and is divided into 15 divisions — Bradford (North), Bradford (South), Brimstrey, Chirbury, Condover, Ford, Munslow, Oswestry, Overs, Pimhill, Purslow, Stokesden, Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, and Wenlock. Rivers: the Severn, the Camlet, the Trine, and the Clunn. It has 16 Market-Towns. Is in the Province of Canterbury, partly in the Diocese of Hereford, and partly in that of Litchfield and Coventry; and it is in the Oxford Circuit. It contains 1341 square miles, or 856,240 acres. Population, 239,041.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Shropshire Towns & Parishes


Hatford Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Last updated on February 12th, 2017

Hatford. A township in the parish of Bromfield, and in the lower division of the hundred of Munslow.

Source: The Shropshire Gazetteer, with an Appendix, including a Survey of the County and Valuable Miscellaneous Information, with Plates. Printed and Published by T. Gregory, Wem, 1824.

Stowe Shropshire Poll Book 1865

Below are the names of those that voted in the election of July 1865 between Col. The Hon. P. E. Herbert, Sir Baldwin Leighton, Bart., and R. Jasper More, Esq.

Poll Book of the Election, July 1865 for the Southern Division of Shropshire.

Clun Polling District

Stowe, Parish of

2214 Banks William

2215 Bright Richard, see 1872

2210 Green Thomas

2217 Price Green Richard

2218 Price Edward Charles

2219 Steadman Richard