Smethcott, Shropshire Family History Guide

Smethcott is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Other places in the parish include: the townships of Betchcott and Picklescott, and the hamlet of Walkmills

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1609

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Smethcott

  • Leebotwood
  • Church Stretton
  • Stapleton
  • Church Pulverbach
  • Woolstaston

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SMETHCOTT, a village and a parish in Church-Stretton district, Salop. The village stands 1½ mile WNW of Leebotwood r. station, and 4 N of Church-Stretton; and has a post-office under Shrewsbury. The parish includes the townships of Betchcott and Picklescott, and the hamlet of Walkmills. Acres, 2,705. Real property, £2,884. Pop., 318. Houses, 68. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £276. Patrons, Hulme's Trustees. The church is good; and there are a slightly endowed school, and charities £15.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Picklescot. A township in the parish of Smethcot, and in the Condover division of the hundred of Condover. 4 miles north-west by north of Church Stretton.

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

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Parish Registers

Smethcott Parish Registers 1609-1812

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Lichfield Vol. 1 (1900)

Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society

General editor; 1900-1906, W.P.W. Phillimore; 1907- W.G.D. Fletcher

Publisher: Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society

Smethcott Parish Registers 1609-1812 -

Poll Books

Smethcott, Shropshire, Poll Book 1865


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