Sheinton, Shropshire Family History Guide

Sheinton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Alternative names: Shineton

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1711
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1637

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SHEINTON, or Shineton, a parish in Atcham district, Salop; on the river Severn and the Severn Valley railway, 1½ mile E of Cressage r. station, and 2¾ N by W of Much-Wenlock. Post town, Much-Wenlock, under Wellington, Salop. Acres, 946. Real property, £1,237. Pop., 175. Houses, 34. The manor belongs to W. L. Childe, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £296. Patron, the Rev. H. Bagnall. The church is good; and there are a national school, and charities £5.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Belserdine or Belswardine

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Belserdine; or Belswardine. A township in the parish of Shineton, and in the hundred of Condover. 10 miles south-east of Shrewsbury. The seat of George Harnage, bart. See appendix.

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

Parish Records

Church Records

Bishop's transcripts for Sheinton, 1637-1856 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sheinton (Shropshire)

Parish registers for Sheinton, 1813-1878 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Sheinton (Shropshire)

Registers of Sheinton

The registers of Sheinton, Shropshire, 1658-1812 Author: Horton, T. R.

Computer printout of Sheinton, Shrops., Eng


S is for Sheinton Author: Shropshire Rambler


Monumental inscriptions of the church of Saints Peter and Paul, Sheinton, Shropshire, 1669-1984 Author: Youens, Christine; Cressage Womens Institute (Shropshire)


Census returns for Sheinton, 1841-1891


School log book, 1874-1927 Author: Sheinton Church of England School (Shropshire)

Poll Books

Poll Book 1865, Sheinton 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.

Bridgnorth Polling District

Sheinton, Parish of

875 Bailey Benjamin

876 Cadwallader Samuel


County: Shropshire
Civil Registration District: Atcham
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Condover
Poor Law Union: Atcham
Hundred: Stottesdon
Province: Canterbury