Myndtown is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Alternative names: Mindtown

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

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

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

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].

Poll Books

Poll Book 1865, Mindtown Shropshire

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.

Bishop’s Castle Polling District

Mindtown, Parish of

307 Harris Jeremiah

308 Harris John

309 Shuker Phillip

310 Warren Robert Edward (Clerk)

311 Ward Thomas

Parish Records

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death Census Migration & Naturalization Military Probate & Court

British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry)

FMP = Shropshire Records (findmypast)

IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • 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

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