Dorrington, Shropshire Family History Guide

Dorrington is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Shropshire, created in 1845 from Condover Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1845

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Parishes adjacent to Dorrington

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Dorrington, a chapelry, with a village, in Condover parish, Salop; on an affluent of the river Severn, and on the Shrewsbury and Hereford railway, 6 ¼ miles S of Shrewsbury. It has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Shrewsbury. The chapelry was constituted in 1845. Pop., 382. Houses, 72. the property is divided among a few. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £127. Patron, T. H. H. Edwards, Esq. The church is recent; and there is an Independent chapel.

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

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Dorrington. A township in the parish of Condover, and in the Condover division of the hundred of Condover. The residence of William Cross Curtis, Esq.

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 Registers

The Register of Lyth Hill and Dorrington Independent Chapel 1808-1837

Shropshire parish registers: Nonconformist and Roman Catholic registers (1903)

Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society; Evans, George Eyre; Fletcher, W. G. D. (William George Dimock), 1851-1935; Kinsella, William

Publisher: [London]: Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society

The Register of Lyth Hill and Dorrington Independent Chapel 1808-1837 -


Dorrington Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Dorrington is an ecclesiastical parish, six and a half miles south from Shrewsbury, and six and a half north from Church Stretton, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Condover, union of Atcham, and diocese of Lichfield. St. Edward’s church was erected in the year 1845, in the Early English style. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £127, with residence, and 4 acres of glebe land, in the gift of Thomas Henry Hope Edwardes, Esq. Here is a school for boys and girls, supported by Mrs. Hope Edwardes, and a school in connection with the Independent chapel. The charities are £10 yearly value, given in bread to the poor. Cattle fairs are held here in February, April, June, August, October, and December. Reginald Cholmondeley, Esq., is lord of the manor; and Thomas Henry Hope Edwardes, Esq., J.P., and Mrs. Hayward are the principal landowners. The soil is clay and sand; subsoil, clay. The area is 545 acres; and the population in 1861 was 355.
Letters arrive from Shrewsbury at 5 30 a.m.; dispatched at 8 p.m.

Hayward Mrs., Walford house
Hazeldine John Rowland Lovell, esq.
Roberts Rev. Lewis
Stubbs Capt. Francis Arthur
White Rev. Thomas Pritchard, M.A.
Cloud George, grocer and draper
Cloud Samuel, boarding and day school
Dales George, saddler
Davis Evan, wheelwright
Davis Richard, tailor
Davis William, shoe maker
Dayus Charles, veterinary surgeon
Galliers Thomas, maltster
Glover John, surgeon
Glover Richard, blacksmith
Griffiths William, butcher
Hassall William tailor
Hughes and Robi[?]son plumbers &c.
Jones Richard, builder and contractor
Lloyd Anne Sophia, Railway Inn
Marsh John, butcher
Morris William, shoe maker
Pettit Fredrick, cooper
Pritchard William, nurseryman
Puzey Frederick, draper and grocer
Thomas William, Greyhound Inn, and maltster
Wall Richard, Horseshoes Inn

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


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