Ashford Bowdler Shropshire Family History Guide

Photo of St Andrew’s Church In Ashford Bowdler. by PAUL FARMER, some rights reserved.

Ashford Bowdler is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Shropshire, created in 1735 from chapelry in Bromfield Ancient Parish.

Parish church: St. Andrew

Parish registers begin: 1630

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Ashford Bowdler

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASHFORD-BOWDLER, a parish in Ludlow district, Salop; on the river Teme, adjacent to Wooferton r. station, 2½ miles S of Ludlow. Post Town, Ludlow. Acres, 575. Real property, £1,144. Pop., 106. Houses, 18. The property is not much divided. Ashford-Bowdler Court and Ashford-Bowdler Hall are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £55. Patron, Walker, Esq. The church is an old edifice, figuring picturesquely in a neat small village.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Ashford-Bowdler, a parish in the hund. of Munslow, union of Ludlow, county of Salop; 3 miles south from Ludlow; on the post-road to Tenbury. Living, a perpetual curacy in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Hereford; rated at £9; in the parliamentary returns at £40; gross income £55. Pop., in 1801, 79; in 1831, 99. Houses 17. Acres 630. A. P. £1,212. Poor rates, in 1837, £58.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Ashford-Bowdler, 3 m. S. Ludlow. P. 96

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

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Ashford Bowdler A parish in the lower division of the hundred of Munslow, a vicarage discharged, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Ludlow, and archdeaconry of Salop, partly in the county of Hereford. 16 houses, 89 inhabitants. 3 miles south-west by south of Ludlow.

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

Poll Books

Ashford Bowdler Shropshire Poll Book 1865


Ashford Bowdler Cassey Shropshire Directory 1875

Ashford Bowdler – Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871


  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Ludlow
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Ludlow
  • Poor Law Union: Ludlow
  • Hundred: Munslow
  • Province: Canterbury