Shipton, Shropshire Family History Guide

Shipton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Shropshire, created in 1779 from chapelry in Much Wenlock Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1603

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SHIPTON, a parish in Church-Stretton district, Salop; 2 miles SE of Longville r. station, and 6½ SW of Much-Wenlock. Post town, Long-Stanton, under Wellington, Salop. Acres, 1,723. Real property, £2,795. Pop., 186. Houses, 31. The manor belongs to T. Mytton, Esq. S. Halland Larden Hall are chief residences. An ancient camp is near Larden. The living is a donative in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £3. Patron, T. Mytton, Esq. The church is ancient but good.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer 1851

Shipton, a parish within the liberties of the town of Wenlock, county of Salop; 6 miles south-west by south of Much-Wenlock. Living, a donative curacy in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Hereford; not in charge; gross income £3. Patron, in 1841, T. Mytton, Esq. Here is a daily school. Acres 1,570. Houses 25. A. P. £2,267. Pop., in 1801, 119; in 1831, 154. Poor rates, in 1838, £97 5s.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Parish Records

Church Records

Bishop's transcripts for Shipton, 1608-1846

Parish registers for Shipton, 1538-1978

The Registers of Shipton, Harley, and Meverley, Shropshire : 1538-1812

The registers of Shipton, Shropshire, 1538-1812

Computer printout of Shipton, Shrops., Eng


S is for Shipton Author: Shropshire Rambler


Church and churchyard Shipton, Shropshire : monumental inscriptions 1595-1995


Census returns for Shipton, 1841-1891


  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Church Stretton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Wenlock
  • Poor Law Union: Church Stretton
  • Hundred: Much Wenlock Borough; Munslow
  • Province: Canterbury