Nash Shropshire Genelaogy & Family History

Former school, Nash.

Last updated on December 18th, 2017

Nash is a chapelry of Burford Ancient Parish in Shropshire.

St John the Baptist's parish church, Nash, Shropshire, seen from the southeast
St John the Baptist’s parish church, Nash, Shropshire, seen from the southeast. The copyright on this image is owned by Philip Halling and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Church: St John the Baptist
Parish registers begin: 1825

St John the Baptist Church

The church of St John the Baptist, Nash, dates back to the early 14th[12] century with Norman windows in the tower dating back to 1066 – 1154.[12] The church was originally used as a chapel for the ease of Burford, until in 1849 when it became a church in its own right. A north aisle was added to the building in 1865 after it became a church.[12]

The parish war memorial is in the form of marble steps to the high altar, which list names of the dead of both World Wars and bears the text: I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the testimony which they held (Book of Revelation, chapter 6 verse 9). In the south wall is a stained glass window in memory of Major Sir Robert Dalrymple Arbuthnot, killed during Operation Goodwood in Normandy in 1944. There is also a First World War Roll of Remembrance listing local men who served in World War I.[13]

An old wooden vertical south dial still exists on the exterior of the church showing hours from VI to VI.[14]

Nash Shropshire

Parishes adjacent to Nash

Historical Descriptions

Nash

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Nash, a township-chapelry in Burford parish, Salop; near the boundary with Worcester, 2 miles N by E of Tenbury r. station. Post-town, Tenbury. Pop., 269. Houses, 55. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the first portion of the rectory of Burford, in the diocese of Hereford.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

Nash, a joint township with Tilsop and Weston, in the parish of Burford, hundred of Overs, county of Salop, 2½ miles (N. by E.) from Tenbury, containing, with Tilsop and Weston, 377 inhabitants.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Nash. A township in the parish of Burford, and in the hundred of Overs. Nash, Tilsop, and Weston, contain 74 houses, 377 inhabitants. 6 miles south-west of Ludlow. Nash is a chapel to Burford, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Burford, and archdeaconry of Salop. It is served by one of the rectors of Burford.
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

Tilsop

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Tilsop, a township in Burford parish, Salop; 4½ miles SW of Cleobury-Mortimer. Pop., 104. Houses, 24.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Poll Books

Nash, Tilsop, & Weston Shropshire Poll Book 1865

Administration

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

 

Credits

Photo of Former school, Nash. A stone on the wall is inscribed ‘Nash Church of England School’ with the dates 1846, 1873 and 1892. by Philip Halling, some rights reserved.

Burford (with Boraston, Whatmore, Nash, Tilsop, Weston, Whitton and Stoke) Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871


Last updated on December 18th, 2017

Burford is a parish, comprising the townships of Burford, Boraston, Whatmore, Nash, Tilsop, Weston, Whitton, and Stoke, five miles from Wooferton station, and eight from Ludlow, in the Southern division of the county, Overs hundred, Tenbury union, and diocese of Hereford.  The church of St. Mary is an old building.  It contains many monuments of the Cornewall family, and the tomb of Elizabeth of Lancaster, a daughter of John of Gaunt.  The living is in three portions: the income of the first portion is about £500 per annum, the second about £270, and the third about £470; residences are attached to each of the three portions, which are all in the gift of Lord Northwick.  There are two schools, one at Burford, and the other at Nash.  There are almshouses for eight widows.  Burford takes its name from having been a fortified Roman settlement.  Lord Northwick, who is lord of the manor, Colonel Hill, R. Mills, Esq., George Pardoe, Esq., P. P. Williams, Esq., and T. H. H. Edwardes, Esq., are the chief landowners.  The soil is chiefly clay; the subsoil is marl.  There are charities, yearly value about £50.  The population of the parish in 1861 was 1,121, and of Burford township 314; the area is 5,999 acres. Continue reading “Burford (with Boraston, Whatmore, Nash, Tilsop, Weston, Whitton and Stoke) Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871”