Eaton Constantine, Shropshire Family History Guide

Eaton Constantine is a parish and village, situate about seven miles south-east from Shrewsbury and five miles south-west from Wellington, in the rural deanery of Wrockwardine, archdeaconry of Salop, diocese of Lichfield, and hundred of South Bradford. Its area is 945 acres in the civil parish, and 874 in the ecclesiastical; and its population in 1801 was 204; in 1831, 244; in 1891, 232; and in 1901, 201.

Source: Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Lichfield Vol. XIII (1913). Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society.

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin: 1684

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Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EATON-CONSTANTINE, a parish in Atcham district, Salop: on the river Severn, and on the Severn Valley railway, near Cressage r. station, and 5 miles N by W of Much Wenlock. It has a post office under Wellington, Salop. Acres, 874. Real property, £1,308. Pop., 242. Houses, 57. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £192. Patron, the Duke of Cleveland. The church is good.

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

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Eaton Constantine. A parish in the Wellington division of Bradford, South. A free chapel or rectory, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, the deanery of Salop, and archdeaconry of Salop. 34 houses, 251 inhabitants. 5 miles south-west of Wellington, 7 ½ miles south-east of Shrewsbury.

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

Eaton Constantine Parish Registers 1684-1812

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Lichfield Vol. XIII (1913)

Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society

General editor; 1900-1906, W.P.W. Phillimore; 1907- W.G.D. Fletcher

Publisher: Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society

Eaton Constantine Parish Registers 1684-1812 -


Eaton Constantine Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Eaton Constantine is a parish and village, 8 miles from Shrewsbury, and 5 from Wellington, in the Northern division of the county, Wellington division of South Bradford hundred, Atcham union, and diocese of Lichfield. The church of St. Mary is a neat Gothic stone building, and was rebuilt in 1848. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £192, with residence and 25 acres of glebe land, in the gift of the Duke of Cleveland. There is a school near the church. There are charities of about £4 yearly value. The Duke of Cleveland is the lord of the manor and principal land owner. The soil is partly clay and gravel; subsoil, various. The area is 875 acres, and the population is 1861 was 242; gross estimated rental, £1,465 ; rateable value, £1,359.
Letters are received though Wellington.

Beckwith Rev. Henry, M.A. Rectory
Dalloe Samuel, carpenter
Hill Edward, shoe maker
Jones George, shopkeeper
Jones Richard, wheelwright, Longwood
Moris John, blacksmith, Longwood
Shepherd Elizabeth, farmer, Longwood
Smith Richard, grocer, &c.
Smith Zachariah Garland, farmer, Ranslett house
Thomas Robert, farmer
Ward Thomas, carpenter and builder

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 Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Wellington
  • Poor Law Union: Atcham
  • Hundred: South Bradford
  • Province: Canterbury