Welshampton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Alternative names: Welchampton, Welsh Hampton

Parish church: St. Michael

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1713
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1636

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Welshampton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HAMPTON-WELSH, a parish in Ellesmere district, Salop; on the Cambrian railway, 2½ miles ENE of Ellesmere. It has a r. station. Post town, Ellesmere, under Shrewsbury. Acres, 1,570. Rated property, £1,637. Pop., 516. Houses, 120. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £139. Patron, K. Mainwaring, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1863; is in the decorated English style; and has an apsidal chancel, a bell cote over the chancel arch, and columns of polished Devonshire marble.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

HAMPTON, WELSH (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Ellesmere, hundred of Pimhill, N. division of Salop, 2¾ miles (E. by N.) from Ellesmere; containing 596 inhabitants. The Ellesmere and Chester canal passes through. The living is a perpetual curacy, with a net income of £138; the impropriation belongs to the trustees of the Earl of Bridgewater, whose tithes have been commuted for £180, and a rent-charge of £43 is payable to the incumbent.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Hampton (Welsh). A parish in the Ellesmere division of the hundred of Pimhill, a curacy, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, the deanery of Salop, and archdeaconry of Salop. It formerly belonged to the Knights Templars. Part of Welshhampton is in the parish of Ellesmere. 2 ¼ miles north-east by east of Ellesmere 75 houses, 478 inhabitants.
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


  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Ellesmere
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Manor of Ellesmere
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Ellesmere
  • Poor Law Union: Ellesmere
  • Hundred: Pimhill
  • Province: Canterbury

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