Grinshill Shropshire Family History Guide

Grinshill is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Alternative names: Grimshill

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1592

Nonconformists include: Methodist New Connexion

Parishes adjacent to Grinshill

  • Broughton
  • Moreton Corbet
  • Clive
  • Hadnall
  • Shawbury

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

GRINSHILL, a parish in Wem district, Salop; near the Yorton station of the Crewe and Shrewsbury railway, 4 miles S of Wem. It has a post office under Shrewsbury. Acres, 827. Rated property, £1,730. Pop., 317. house, 61. The property is divided among a few. Building stone is worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £106 Patron, the Rev. John Wood. The church was enlarged in 1840, and is good. Charities, £6.

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

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Grinshill; or Grinsell. A parish in the liberties of Shrewsbury, a rectory or donative, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, the deanery of Salop, and archdeaconry of Salop. 40 houses, 214 inhabitants. 7 miles north of Shrewsbury.

From Hawkstone, southwards, to Lea and Grinshill hills, extends a line of siliceous free stone, chiefly of the red kind, except at Grinshill, where there is a considerable quantity of white, of which great use has been made in the bridges, churches, and other modern edifices 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 Records

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Parish Registers

Grinshill Parish Registers 1592-1812

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Lichfield Vol. II (1901)

Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society

General editor; W. P. W. Phillimore

Publisher: Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society

Grinshill Parish Registers 1592-1812 -


Grinshill Marriages 1800 to 1812

Grinshill Baptisms and Burials 1810 to 1812

Grinshill Baptisms and Burials 1805 to 1809

Grinshill Baptisms and Burials 1798 to 1804

Grinshill Baptisms and Burials 1790 to 1798

Family History Links

Landed Estates and the Gentry: Haughmond and Grinshill Areas v. 1: An Historical Study of the Landed Estates of North-east Shropshire Paperback – 1 Apr 1999 by Anthony Ruscoe (Author)


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