Neen Sollars is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin: 1656

Parishes adjacent to Neen Sollars

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Neen-Sollars, a parish in Cleobury-Mortimer district, Salop; on the river Rea, the Kington canal, and the Tenbury and Bewdley railway, at the boundary with Worcester, 3 miles SSW of Cleobury-Mortimer. It has a station on the railway; and its post-town is Cleobury-Mortimer, under Bewdley. Acres, 1,779. Real property, £2,051. Pop., 189. Houses, 36. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to Col. Rushout. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Milson, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £360. Patron, Worcester College, Oxford. The church is ancient and cruciform; has a tower, with a wooden spire; contains the tomb of the traveller Conyngsby; and was reported in 1859 as very bad. There is a national school.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Neen Solars or Neen Sollars. A parish in the hundred of Overs, a rectory in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Burford, and archdeaconry of Salop. 42 houses, 231 inhabitants. 2 ½ miles south of Cleobury Mortimer.
In the church of Near Solars there is a monument to Humphrey Conyngsby, Esq. On the top is a fair coat of arms of the Conyngsbys, with the motto, Jacta Libertas. Below this is written in four columns as follows: –
‘Time cutteth down the body,
But Christ raiseth up the spirit.
Here, Conyngsby, in lively shape thou liest,
Who sometimes wert the champion of Christ;
Didst travail Europe for his only sake
(And, found the foe) his quarrell undertake;
What greater valour, piety, could be,
Then bleed for him who shed his blood for thee ?
Alas our life, although we stay at home,
Is but a toylsom pilgrimage on earth
But thou a double pilgrimage didst roam,
Thou was almost abroad, ever from thy birth.
Thy journey’s end was heaven, of homes the best,
Where till thou camest, thou never couldst take rest.
One life is lost, yet livest thou ever,
Death has his due, yet diest thou never.’
‘This statue and monument were made in commemoration of Humphrey Conyngsby, Esq., only son of John Conyngsby, of Neen Solars, Esq. and of Anne his wife daughter of Thomas Barnaby, of Hull, in the parish of Brockleton and county of Worcester, Esq., which Humphrey Conyngsby was late Lord of this Neen Solars and patron of this church; and was heir of the eldest line and family of Conyngsby from whom all the rest are derived: which before King John’s time were barons of England, and then resided at Conyngsby in Lincolnshire.
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


Neen Solars Casseys Shropshire Directory 1871

Neen Solars is a parish and village, 12 miles from Ludlow, 12 ½ from Kidderminster, 9 ½ from Bewdley, and 3 from Cleobury Mortimer, in the Southern division of the county, Overs hundred, Cleobury Mortimer union, and diocese of Hereford. The church of All Saints’ is a cruciform stone structure, consisting of nave, aisle, chancel, transepts and a square tower containing 3 bells, surmounted by an octagonal shingle-wood spire. In the church is a handsome monument to Humphrey Conynsby, Esq., formerly lord of the manor, who was born in 1567. The living is a rectory, with the chapelry of Milson annexed, annual value £550, with residence and 52 acres of glebe land, in the gift of Worcester College, Oxford. A national School for the children of Neen and Milson is partially supported by Mrs. Wickstead. In this parish are several hop plantations, and also fruit orchards. Lord Northwick is Lord of the manor, and Sir Edward Blount, Bart, chief landowner. The soil is chiefly clay; Sub-soil, gravel and rock. The area is 1,916 acres, and the population in 1861 was 189: gross estimated rental, £2,114: rateable value, £1,946.
Letters we received through Bewdley.
Assistant Overseer, William Jones.

Cook Mr Thomas, Birchill
Bishop John, Railway tavern
Bishop William, farmer and miller
Broadhurst James Henry, farmer, Marlbrook , Eastham bridge, Tenbury
Brown Thomas, farmer, Rea side
Butler Jane, cow keeper Lock house
Cook John, farmer and landowner, New house
Crowe Mary, blacksmith
Crowe William, shopkeeper
Giles William, farmer, Haughton
Holt Isaac, farmer and miller, Struts
Hall Ann, farmer and landowner The Knap
Hyde John, farmer, The Wood
Jones William, farmer and assistant overseer
Massey John, shoemaker &c .
Morris William, farmer
Palmer George, farmer, The Court
Perrins Edward, farmer, The Bank
Price Thomas, wheelwright, New cottage
Wall Edward Thomas, farmer and landowner, Hill top
Ward James, boot and shoe maker
Source: Edward Cassey & Co’s, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Shropshire 1871

Poll Books

Neen Sollars 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

Neen Sollars — Parish of

1637 Baker Joseph, see 1581

1638 Bishop John

1639 Bishop William

1640 Brown Thomas

1641 Broadhurst James Henry

1642 Butler Richard

1643 Cartwright Cornelius

1644 Cock Pennel Thomas

1645 Cook John

1646 Crow Benjamin

1647 Corfleld Thomas

1648 Davies Richard

1649 Hall Richard

1650 Hall William

1651 Haines Richard

1652 Harper Absolom

1653 Harper Edward

1654 Harper John

1655 Harper Joseph

1656 Harper Samuel

1657 Holt Isaac

1658 Morris William

1659 Palmer George

1660 Pearce John

1661 Pound Edwin

1662 Wall Edward Thomas, see 1499

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

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