Donington Wood, Shropshire Family History Guide

Donington Wood is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Shropshire, created in 1808 from Lilleshall Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Donnington Wood

Other places in the parish include: Muxton.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1845
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1813

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DONINGTON-WOOD, a chapelry in Lilleshall parish, Salop; at Donington township and r. station, 3½ miles SW of Newport. It was constituted in 1851. Post town, Donington, under Newport, Salop. Rated property, £3,000. Pop., 1,351. Houses, 243. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £179. Patron, the Duke of Sutherland. The church is tolerable.

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


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