Kinlet is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Other places in the parish include: Earnwood.

Parish church: St John the Baptist

Parish registers begin: 1657

Parishes adjacent to Kinlet

Parish History


The Imperial Gazetteer Of England & Wales 1870

Kinlet, a parish in Cleobury-Mortimer district, Salop; 4 miles SW by W of Higley r. station, and 4½ NNE of Cleobury-Mortimer. It contains the hamlet of Earnwood; and its post town is Bewdley. Acres, 6, 692. Real property, £6, 457. Pop., 424. Houses, 85. The property belonged formerly to the Bramptons, and belongs now to their descendant, W. L. Childe, Esq., whose seat is Kinlet Hall. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £380. Patron, W. L. Childe, Esq. The church is cruciform, in fair condition; and contains monuments of the Blounts, the Cornwalls, and the Childes of Kinlet.

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

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Kinlet. A parish in the Cleobury division of the hundred of Stottesden, a vicarage discharged, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Stottesden, and archdeaconry of Salop. 87 houses, 552 inhabitants. 4 miles north-east of Cleobury Mortimer. Kinlet Hall is the residence of William Lacon Childe, Esq.
Kinlet was once the residence of the family of the Blounts, from which have descended persons illustrious by almost all the titles of honour which a nation can boast, allied more than once by marriage with the royal family, and employed in the first offices of the state, almost in every reign since the conquest.

They were originally Normans, and are supposed to have derived their name Le Blound, from their having yellow hair. This place is now the property of William Childe, Esq. In the church, which is cruciform, handsome and ancient, having a nave with Saxon or early Norman round arches, are superb monuments of the family of Blount, of the reign of Henry the seventh and eighth.

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.


The Imperial Gazetteer Of England & Wales 1870

Earnwood, a township in Kinlet parish, Salop; 8½ miles S of Bridgnorth. Pop., 253.

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

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Earnwood. A township in the hundred of Stottesden.

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


England, Shropshire, Kinlet – Cemeteries ( 2 )
Kinlet, Shropshire, monumental inscriptions, 1851-1980
Author: Watkins, A. C.

Monumental inscriptions at St. John the Baptist Church, Kinlet, Shropshire : 1719-2002
Author: Lewis, Chris; Hulme, Michael J.

England, Shropshire, Kinlet – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Kinlet, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Shropshire, Kinlet – Church records ( 5 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Kinlet, 1661-1847
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Kinlet (Shropshire)

Marriage licences for the parish of Kinlet, 1820, 1826, 1840
Author: Church of England. Diocese of Hereford

Parish chest records, 1713-1861
Author: Kinlet (Shropshire)

Parish registers, 1657-1900 & a copy of parish registers, 1657-1705
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Kinlet (Shropshire)

Registers of Kinlet

England, Shropshire, Kinlet – Church records – Indexes ( 1 )
Computer printout of Kinlet, Shropshire, England

England, Shropshire, Kinlet – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Parish chest records, 1713-1861
Author: Kinlet (Shropshire)

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death records, Census, Migration & Naturalization and Military records – Free

The Register of Kinlet 1657-1840

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Hereford Vol. XVII (1920)
Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society; Shropshire Parish Register Society
General editor; 1900-1906, W.P.W. Phillimore; 1907- W.G.D. Fletcher
Publisher: [London] : Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society

Poll Books

Kinlet, Shropshire, Poll Book 1865

Below are the names of those that voted in the election of July 1865 between Col. The Hon. P. E. Herbert, Sir Baldwin Leighton, Bart., and R. Jasper More, Esq.

Poll Book of the Election, July 1865 for the Southern Division of Shropshire.

Cleobury Mortimer Polling District

Kinlet— Parish of

1566 Baker Henry

1567 Baxter Joseph

1568 Bourne William

1569 Childe William Lacon

1570 Childe Edward George, see 1459

1571 Hall John

1572 Horton Samuel

1573 Lawley Joseph

1574 Lawley John

1575 Rudd William

1576 Tedstill Benjamin

1577 Wetherell Robert

1578 White John


Kinlet Cassey Shropshire Directory 1875

Kinlet, with the township of Earnwood, is a parish and village, 8 miles from Kidderminster, 5 from Bewdley, and 4 ½ from Cleobury Mortimer, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Stottesden, Cleobury Mortimer union, and diocese of Hereford, situated on the western bank of the river Severn.  The church is a cruciform building of stone, in the Early Norman style; there are several fine mural monuments to the Childe and Blount families, and some richly stained glass in the chancel window; there is one canopied tomb, dated 1581, containing several figures in attitudes of prayer, and two altar-tombs of the 15th century, to former knights or lords of this place.  The living is a vicarage, yearly value £360, with residence and 45 acres of glebe land, in the gift of W. L. Childe, Esq. Here is a school for children of both sexes, built and chiefly supported by W. L. Childe, Esq. William Lacon Childe, Esq., is lord of the manor and principal landowner.  The soil is various; the subsoil chiefly freestone.  The area is 6,692 acres, of which 1,179 are woods and water; the population in 1861 was 424; gross estimated rental, £6,474; rateable value, £5,985.

Letters are received through Bewdley.

Childe Rev. Edward George, M.A., J.P

Childe Wm. Lacon, esq., J.P., Kinlet hall

Childe William Lacon, jun., esq., J.P., Kinlet hall

Baxter Joseph, farmer, Bradley

Baxter Thos. cowkeeper, Button bridge

Blewitt William R., farmer, Mass house

Bourne William, farmer, Meaton

Bowen John, builder, &c.

Corbet Benjamin, farmer, Radfords

Dawes Henry, farmer, Winnal

Dudfield Benjamin, farmer, Catsley

Elcock Elizabeth, farmer, Winwoods

Elvins Henry, Eagle and Serpent inn

Fletcher John, farmer, Norton’s end

Horton Samuel, farmer and dealer

Jones George, farmer, Mines farm

Jones Richard, farmer, Tip house

Lawley John, farmer, Birch

Lawley Joseph, farmer and machine owner, Button bridge

Lawley Thomas, blacksmith

Mansell Thomas, farmer, Severn lodge

Nind John, farmer, Crump’s end

Rudd Wm., farmer, Hall of Hammonds

Rudd William, jun., farmer, Upper house

Teddstill Benjamin, farmer, Silligrove

Ward John, wheelwright

Source: Edward Cassey & Co.’s History, Gazetteer, & Directory of Shropshire. Printed Shrewsbury 1875.


  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Cleobury Mortimer
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Stottesdon
  • Poor Law Union: Cleobury Mortimer
  • Hundred: Stottesdon
  • Province: Canterbury
  • Polling District: Cleobury Mortimer

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