Place:Albrighton (near Shrewsbury), Shropshire, England

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NameAlbrighton (near Shrewsbury)
Alt namesAlbrighton
TypeVillage, Parish
Coordinates52.7574°N 2.7465°W
Located inShropshire, England

Albrighton is a small village and was historically a manor. Albrighton Hall, built in 1630, was the manor house and now serves as a hotel.

The church of Albrighton was formerly a Chapel of Ease to St. Mary's, in Shrewsbury. The townships of Wollascott and Leaton were connected with it. In 1860, with Perrill and Broad Oak, it was formed into an ecclesiastical parish. The new church of St. John the Baptist, which stands on the foundations of the older building, was opened 30 May 1841.

Resources

Written histories:

  • Albrighton Registers” (to 1812), Shropshire parish registers: Diocese of Lichfield, Vol. I (1900).
  • Albrighton's history, from Rev. John Brickdale Blakeway's manuscript (written about 1809), serialized as “History of Shrewsbury Hundred or Liberties”, Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (1889).