Clee St. Margaret is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Alternative names: Clee, St Margaret Clee, St Margaret Clee Brown

Other places in the parish include: Cockshutford.

Parish church: St. Margaret

Parish registers begin: 1721

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic, Primitive Methodists.

A chapel for Primitive Methodists was erected in 1866.

Parishes adjacent to Clee St Margaret

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Clee-St. Margaret, a parish in Ludlow district, Salop; under the Clee Hills, 7½ miles NNE of Ludlow r. station. It includes the hamlet of Coxheadford; and its post town is Ludlow. Acres, 1, 589. Real property, £1, 241. Pop., 281. Houses, 65. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £172. Patron, the Rev. H. T. Pelham. The church was repaired in 1860.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Clee (St. Margaret’s), a parish, in the union of Ludlow, hundred of Munslow, S. division of Salop, 8¼ miles (N. E. by N.) from Ludlow; containing 269 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, valued in the King’s books at £2. 8. 4.; net income, £172; patrons, Representatives of J. C. Pelham, Esq. There is a place of worship for Roman Catholics at Clee Hills.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Clee St. Margaret. A parish in the lower division of the hundred of Munslow, a curacy remaining in charge, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Ludlow, and archdeaconry of Salop. 55 houses, 229 inhabitants. 7 miles north north-east 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

Parish Records

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Clee St. Margaret Cassey Shropshire Directory 1875

Clee St. Margaret is a parish and village, with the hamlet of Cockshutford, 8 miles north-north-east from Ludlow, in the Southern division of the county, Lower division of Munslow hundred, Ludlow union, and diocese of Hereford; it is situated on the Clee brook.  The church of St. Margaret is an old structure.  The living is a vicarage, annual value £164, in the gift of the Rev. H. Thursby Pelham, M.A.  The Rev. Henry Thursby Pelham, M.A., is lord of the manor and principal landowner.  A chapel for Primitive Methodists was erected in 1866.  The soil is a strong clay upon limestone.  The charities are only 12s. 10d.  The area is 1,590 acres, and the population in 1861 was 281; gross estimated rental, £1,228; rateable value, £1,045.

Cockshutford is a hamlet in this parish, situated in a sequestered and romantic dingle.  At Norley Bank are traces of an encampment.

Letters are received through Ludlow.

Carrier. – William Humphreys, to Bridgnorth, every Saturday; to Ludlow, every Monday.

Clee St. Margaret

Clinton William, wheelwright

Corfield George, farmer

Duce Jane, Shoulder of Mutton Inn

Gwilt John, Boot Inn

Hall Thomas, farmer

Heighway John, farmer

Heighway Samuel, farmer

Howells William, miller

Humphreys William, shopkeeper

Jones Samuel, farmer

Kelly John, blacksmith

Millichamp Thomas, farmer

Passey Richard, farmer

Phaisey John, shopkeeper

Wall George, farmer

Weaver William, shoe maker

Welch Edward, tailor

Wheelwright Thomas, farmer


Bennet Edward, farmer

Duce Richard, farmer

Norgrove Edwin, farmer

Turner Edward, farmer

Source: Edward Cassey & Co.’s History, Gazetteer, & Directory of Shropshire. Printed Shrewsbury 1875.

Poll Books

Clee St. Margaret, 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.
Ludlow Polling District
Clee St. Margaret, Parish of
2332 Bennett Edward
2333 Burton John
2334 Cooper Abraham
2335 Cooper Levi
2336 Dodson John
2337 Duce Edward
2338 Duce Jerre
2339 Edwards William
2340 Hall John
2341 Hall Thomas, see 4150
2342 Heighway Samuel
2343 Heighway John
2344 Heighway John
2345 Heighway William
2346 Howells Isaac
2347 Jones Samuel
2348 Jones Samuel
2349 Norgrove Edwin
2350 Patrick John, dead
2351 Pelham Augustus Thursby, see 3777
2352 Turner Edward


  • 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
  • Polling District: Ludlow

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