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

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

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.

Church Stretton Polling District

Smethcott, Parish of

1318 Bromley William

1319 Broxton William, jun.

1320 Charlton Thomas

1321 Chidley Edward, 1116

1322 Chidley John

1323 Clarke John, see 134

1324 Evans Richard

1325 Galliers Thomas, see 1045

1326 Gamble Edward

1327 Groves William

1328 Heighway Robert

1329 Hotchkiss James

1330 Jarratt Francis

1331 Massey Charles

1332 Rogers Richard

1333 Rogers Thomas

1334 Wellings John

1335 Wilding Thomas

1336 Wilson Theodore Persia, Rev.


  • 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