Woolstaston, Shropshire Family History Guide

Woolstaston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Alternative names: Wolstaston

Parish church: St. Michael and All Angels

Parish registers begin: 1601

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Woolstaston

  • Leebotwood
  • Church Stretton
  • Smethcott
St Michael and All Angels' parish church, Woolstaston, Shropshire
St Michael and All Angels' parish church, Woolstaston, Shropshire, seen from the southeast. The copyright on this image is owned by Richard Law and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WOOLSTASTON, a parish in Church-Stretton district, Salop; 1¼ mile WSW of Leebotwood r. station, and 3¼ N of Church-Stretton. Post town, Church-Stretton. Acres, 843. Real property, £810. Pop., 64. Houses, 13. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £162. Patron, the Rev. F. H. W. Whitmore. The church is good.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Woolstaston, a parish in the hund. of Condover, union of Church-Stretton, county of Salop; 10½ miles south-south-west of Shrewsbury. Living, a rectory in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Hereford; certified at £5, returned at £130; gross income £165. Tithes commuted in 1840; aggregate amount £145 7s. 5d. Patron, in 1841, W. W. Whitmore, Esq. Charities, in 1830, £1 14s. per annum. Poor rates, in 1838, £11 6s. Acres 800. Houses 16. A. P. £519. Pop., in 1801, 101 ; in 1831, 89.

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

Parish Registers

Wolstaston Parish Registers 1601-1812

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Hereford Vol. I (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

Wolstaston Parish Registers 1601-1812 - Archive.org

Poll Books

Poll Book 1865, Woolstaston, Shropshire


Woolstaston Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871


  • 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: Condover
  • Province: Canterbury