Myndtown, Shropshire Family History Guide

Status:  Ancient Parish
Alternative names: Mindtown
Parish church:
Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1813
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Norbury
  • Wentnor
  • Lydbury North

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MINDTOWN, a parish in Clun district, Salop; under the Long Mynd, 3½ miles W of Marsh-Brook r. station, and 4½ E by N of Bishops-Castle. Post town, Bishops Castle, Shropshire. Acres, 908. Real property, £730. Pop., 48. Houses, 7. The manor belongs to W. Plowden, Esq. An old seat of the Mynde family was here, and is now a farm-house. Traces of copper ore exist. There is a saline spa, much frequented. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £135. Patron, the Earl of Powis. The church is ancient.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

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