Great Hanwood, Shropshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish succeeded by Great Hanwood Ecclesiastical Parish
Parish church: St. Thomas
Parish registers begin: 1813
Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Great Hanwood

  • Meole Brace
  • Shrewsbury St Chad
  • Pontesbury
  • Westbury
  • Bicton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HANWOOD (GREAT), a parish in Atcham district, Salop; on the river Rea, adjacent to the Shrewsbury and Welshpool railway, 4 miles SW of Shrewsbury. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Shrewsbury, both of the name of Hanwood. Acres, 590. Pop., 288. Houses, 64. There is a large flour mill. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £221. Patron, H. D. Warter, Esq. The church is a brick structure, of about the year 1700.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Great Hanwood. A parish in the liberties of Shrewsbury, a rectory, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Pontesbury, and archdeaconry of Salop. 31 houses, 157 inhabitants. 4 miles south-west 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

Great Hanwood Parish Registers 1559-1763

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Hereford Vol. I (1900)
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
Great Hanwood Parish Registers 1559-1763 -
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Hanwood Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871


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