Munslow, Shropshire Family History Guide

Munslow is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.
Alternative names: Mounslow
Other places in the parish include: Topley, Thonglands, Millichope, Lower Poston, Little Poston, Lesser Poston, Hungerford, Holloway, Broadstone, Beach Mill, Bachmill, Bach Mill, and Aston.
Parish church: St. Michael
Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1638

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

Munslow

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MUNSLOW, a village, a parish, a sub-district, and a hundred, in Salop. The village stands near the river Corve, 7½ miles N E of Craven Arms r. station, and 10 N by E of Ludlow; has a post-office under Church-Stretton, Shropshire; and gave the title of Baron to Lord Keeper Littleton, who was a native. The parish contains the townships of Aston, Broadstone, Millichope, Lower Poston, and Thonglands, the villes of Holloway and Topley, the hamlet of Bachmill, and part of the township of Hungerford. Acres, 3,504. Real property, £6,034. Pop., 712. Houses, 138. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to O. Pemberton, Esq. Millichope Park is a chief residence. The living is a rectory, united with the chapelry of Broadstone, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £763. Patron, the Rev. T. Powell. The church is ancient; consists of nave, N aisle, chancel, and chantry chapel, with a low tower; contains an ancient font, and several monuments; and was recently in bad condition. A chapel of ease is at Broadstone; and a Wesleyan chapel, in the pointed style, built in 1863, is at Aston. There are a parochial school, and charities £13. The sub-district contains also five other parishes, and is in Ludlow district. Acres, 15,193. Pop., 2,051. Houses, 419. The hundred contains twenty-seven parishes, and parts of two others; and is cut into two divisions, lower and upper. Acres of the l. div., 55,466. Pop. in 1851, 7,739. Houses, 1,489. Acres of the ii. div., 33,919. Pop. in 1851, 4,153. Houses, 775. Pop. of both in 1861, 10,978. Houses, 2,166.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Munslow or Mounslow. A parish in the lower division of the hundred of Munslow, a rectory, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Wenlock, and archdeaconry of Salop. 108 houses, 708 inhabitants. 6 miles south-east of Church Stretton.
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

Aston

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Aston. A township in the parish of Munslow, and in the lower division of the hundred of Munslow. 9 miles north of Ludlow.
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

Bache Mill

Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Bach-Mill, a hamlet in Munslow parish, Salop.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A Fullerton & Co. N.d.c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death Census Migration & Naturalization Military Probate & Court
British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry)
Boyd’s Marriage Index (findmypast)
Shropshire Records (findmypast)
Munslow Parish Registers – Archive.org
International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch)
The Joiner Marriage Index
Mel Lockie website
Pallot’s Marriage Index (Ancestry)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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