Kemberton, Shropshire Family History Guide

Kemberton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Parish church: St. John

Parish registers begin: 1659

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Kemberton

  • Stirchley
  • Madeley
  • Shifnal
  • Sutton Maddock

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

KEMBERTON, a parish in Shiffnal district, Salop; 2 ½ miles SW by S of Shiffnal r. station. Post town, Shiffnal. Acres, 1,387. Real property, £2,173. Pop., 244. Houses, 53. The property is divided among a few. Coal occurs in the NW, and is worked by the Madeley Wood company. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Sutton-Maddock, in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £570. Patrons, Miss Slaney and others. The church is plain but good, and has a pinnacled tower.

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

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Kemberton. A parish in the Shiffnal division of the hundred of Brimstry, a rectory in charge, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, the deanery of Newport, and archdeaconry of Salop. 48 houses, 260 inhabitants. 2 miles south-west by south of Shiffnal.

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


Kemberton Cassey Shropshire Directory 1875


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