Cleobury North is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Other places included in the parish: Bold and Calcot

Parish registers begin: 1680

Parishes adjacent to Cleobury North

Historical Descriptions

Cleobury North

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CLEOBURY (North), a parish in Bridgnorth district, Salop; on the River Rea, under the Clee Hills, 8 miles SW of Bridgnorth town and r. station. Post town, Burwarton, under Bridgnorth. Acres, 1, 560. Real property, £2, 268. Pop., 168. Houses, 31. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £180. Patron, the Rev. J. B. Webb. The church is tolerable.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Cleobury North. A parish in the Bridgnorth division of the hundred of Stottesden, a rectory remaining in charge, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Stottesden, and archdeaconry of Salop. 32 houses, 173 inhabitants. 8 miles south-west of Bridgnorth.
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

Bold and Calcot

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Bold and Calcot. A township in the parish of Cleobury North, and in the Chelmarsh division of the hundred of Stottesden. 7 miles south-west of Bridgnorth.
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

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Cleobury North Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Cleobury North is a small parish and village on the Brown Clee Hill, 8 miles south-west from Bridgnorth, and 11 from Ludlow, in the southern division of the county, Chelmarsh division of Stottesden hundred, Bridgnorth union and county court district, and diocese of Hereford, situated on the turnpike road from Bridgnorth to Ludlow, near the base of the Abdon Burf mountain.  The church of SS. Paul and Peter is an old stone building, in the Norman style.  The living is a rectory, yearly value £138, with residence and 79 acres of glebe land, in the gift of Viscount Boyne, who is lord of the manor and principal landowner.  The soil is clayey and loamy; the subsoil is clay, gravel, and basalt.  The area is 1,500 acres, and the population in 1861 was 168; gross estimated rental, £1,318; rateable value, £1,237.  Cleobury Hall is a handsome mansion of freestone.

Letters are through Bridgnorth.

Carrier. – Benjamin Bowen, to Ludlow, on Monday; to Bridgnorth, on Saturday.

Mytton Miss, The Hall

Stanborough Rev. Morris Edgar, M.A.

Bache Thomas, farmer, Glebe farm

Blunt William, cowkeeper

Bowen Benjamin, carrier

Evans Samuel, shopkeeper

Evans William, shoe maker

Green Richard, farmer and miller, Batch mill

Hodnet Thomas, farmer, Great Leasows farm

Jones John, shoe maker

Miles John, farmer, Haymore

Wardle Robert, farmer, Hall farm

Wood Edward, cowkeeper

Source: Edward Cassey & Co.’s, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Shropshire 1871

Poll Books

Cleobury North, 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.

Bridgnorth Polling District

Cleobury North, Parish of

609 Butterton George Ash

610 Charley Richard

611 Green Thomas, dead

612 Jones William

613 Miles John

The Shropshire Hearth Tax Roll 1672

Format = Name; Fireharths; ll. (Pounds); s. (shillings)

Thomas Kindsley, Esq. (illegible)

Nicholas Millichopp; (illegible)

Robert Grove; (illegible)

Hercules Hide; 2; 0; 4

Thomas Sanders; 1; 0; 2

William Smith; 1; 0; 2

John Taylor; 1; 0; 2

James Lawrence; 1; 0; 2

David Jones; 1; 0; 2

Thomas Felkner; 1; 0; 2

Hugh Cornes; 1; 0; 2

John Yearton; 1; 0; 2

Richard Hudson; 3; 0; 6

John Brasier; 2; 0; 4

Charles Millichopp; 4; 0; 8

Richard Reynolds; 2; 0; 4

Edward Hide; 1; 0; 2

Thomas Browne; 1; 0; 2

William Feasee; 1; 0; 2

Widd. Mason; 1; 0; 2

Mr. John Oldinge; 4; 0; 8

Widd. Perkes; 1; 0; 2

Edward Roberts; 1; 0; 2

William Smith; 1; 0; 2

Richard Grigg; 1; 0; 2

Humphrey Rea; 1; 0; 2

Michaell Varnalls; 1; 0; 2

John Rea; 1; 0; 2

Thomas Bendsley; 1; 0; 2

Totals – Fireharths – 51; ll. (Pounds) – 5; s. (shillings) – 2.


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

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