Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Oswald

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1695
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1673

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Hinstock

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HINSTOCK, a village and a parish in Market-Drayton district, Salop. The village stands near the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction canal, 3 miles W of the boundary with Stafford, and 5½ S of Market-Drayton r. station; and has a post office under Market-Drayton. The parish comprises 3,036 acres. Real property, £5,774. Pop., 791. Houses, 185. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to Richard Corbet, Esq. Hinstock Hall is the chief residence. Building stone is quarried; and there is a mineral spring. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £504. Patron, Richard Corbet, Esq. The church has a tower, and was enlarged in 1851. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Hinstock, a parish in Drayton division of Bradford hund., union of Market- Drayton, county of Salop; 6 miles north-north-east of Newport, in the line of the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction canal. Living, a discharged rectory in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Lichfield; rated at £5 16s.; gross income £556. Patron, in 1835, the Rev. H. C. Cotton. This parish possesses 4 daily schools. Acres 6,720. Houses 143. A. P. £3,782. Pop., in 1801, 536; in 1831, 805. Poor rates, in 1838, £112 18s.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Hinstock. A parish in the Drayton division of the hundred of Bradford, North, a rectory discharged, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, the deanery of Newport, and archdeaconry of Salop. 128 houses, 671 inhabitants. 5 miles south-east by south of Drayton.

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

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

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