Hughley, Shropshire Family History Guide

Hughley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.
Parish church:
Parish registers begin: 1576
Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Hughley

  • Easthope
  • Harley
  • Church Preen
  • Much Wenlock
  • Cardington
  • Kenley

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HUGHLEY, a parish in Atcham district, Salop; on Wenlock Edge, 4 miles SW by W of Much Wenlock r. station. Post town, Much Wenlock, under Wellington, Salop. Acres, 1,110. Real property, £889. Pop., 98. Houses, 20. The manor belonged, in the 12th century, to Hugh de Le, hence the name Hughley; and belongs now to the Earl of Bradford. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £162. Patron, the Earl of Bradford. The church is ancient, and has a bellturret.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Hughley. A parish in the franchise of Wenlock, a rectory discharged, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Wenlock, and archdeaconry of Salop. 17 houses, 101 inhabitants. 3 ½ miles south-west of Wenlock.
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

Hughley Parish Registers 1576-1812

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
Hughley Parish Registers 1576-1812 -


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