Wistanstow is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Other places in the parish include: Wittingstow, Woolston, Cheney Longville, Felhampton, Strefford, Horderley Village, Longvylle, and Grove.

Parish church: Holy Trinity

Parish registers begin: 1687

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Wistanstow

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WISTANSTOW, a parish, with a village and eight townships, in Church-Stretton district, Salop; on the Shrewsbury and Hereford railway, 1¼ mile N of Craven-Arms-Junction r. station, and 5¾ S by W of Church-Stretton. It has a post-office, designated Wistanstow, Shropshire. Acres, 5,160. Real property, £3,809. Pop., 1,121. Houses, 230. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory, with Cwm-Head chapelry, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £870. Patron, the Rev. E.Swainson. The church is good; and there are a national school, and charities £15.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Cheney Longville

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

CHENEY-LONGVILLE, a township in Wistanstow parish, Salop; 6 ½ miles SSW of Church-Stretton. Pop., 125.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Felhampton. A township in the parish of Wistanstow, and in the upper division of the hundred of Munslow. 4 miles south of Church Stretton. Felhampton hall is the residence of – Marston, Esq.
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

Parish Registers

The Register of Wistanstow

Registers (and Transcript), 1538, 1661-1812, Marriages to 1837

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Hereford Vol. XVII (1920)

Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society; Shropshire Parish Register Society

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

Publisher: [London] : Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society.

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Wistanstow, 1638, 1661-1852

Parish registers for Snead, 1665-1883

Registers of Wistanstow

Computer printout of Wistanstow, Shropshire, England


Cwm Head, Wistanstow, Shropshire, monumental inscriptions, 1929-1989

Monumental inscriptions at Holy Trinity Church, Wistanstow, Shropshire : 1700-1997


Census returns for Wistanstow, 1841-1891

Poll Books

Wistanstow, 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

Wistanstow, Parish of

1349 Bach Edward

1350 Bayhnam William

1351 Baynham William, jun.

1352 Beamand John

1353 Beddoes George

1354 Beddoes William Minton

1355 Beddoes Francis Minton

1356 Beamont Thomas

1357 Bufton Samuel

1358 Bull James

1359 Bounds Edward

1360 Cadwallader Edward

1361 Child John

1362 Dodson George Timmis

1363 Davies John

1364 Davies William

1365 Davies Henry

1366 Duppa Thomas Duppa

1367 Edwards John

1368 Edwards John

1369 Eyton Thomas Edmond

1370 Griffiths William, see 2079

1371 Gough Richard

1372 Hancox Thomas

1373 Holyake Thomas

1374 Haynes Rev. Richard

1375 Hince John, see 2464

1376 Howells John

1377 Humphreys Joseph

1378 Jones Richard

1379 Jones Robert

1380 Lewis John

1381 Lloyd John Charles

1382 Marston Francis, dead

1383 McCartney Robert, see 1076

1384 Minton Richard

1385 Meire John, see 3617

1386 Owen John

1387 Owen Thomas

1388 Owen John

1389 Paget Thomas, dead

1390 Phillips William, see 2592

1391 Price Edward

1392 Richards James

1393 Rogers William

1394 Smith Thomas

1395 Swainson Edward Christopher, see 2045

1396 Thomas William

1397 Vaughan Thomas Hughes

1398 Wade John

1399 Wilkinson Richard

1400 Williams John


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

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