Dawley Parva is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Shropshire, created in 1844 from Dawley Magna Ecclesiastical Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1845

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Dawley Parva

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Dawley-Parva, a township-chapelry in Dawley-Magna parish, Salop; on the Shrewsbury canal and the Severn Junction railway, near Dawley-Bank r. station, and 3 ½ miles SE of Wellington. It has a post-office, of the name of Little Dawley, under Wellington. The chapelry was constituted in 1844. Rated property, £3,550. Pop., 2,327. Houses, 443. The property is divided among a few. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £150. Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. The church is good.

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

Dawley Parva Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Dawley Parva. A township in the parish of Dawley Magna, and in the Wellington division of the hundred of Bradford, South.

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


  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Madeley
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Shifnal
  • Poor Law Union: Madeley
  • Hundred: South Bradford
  • Province: Canterbury

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