Place:Shropshire, England

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NameShropshire
Alt namesSALsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002).
Salopsource: Wikipedia
Sciropesciresource: Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names (1998)
Shropssource: Wikipedia
TypeHistoric county, Administrative county, Modern county
Coordinates52.683°N 2.65°W
Located inEngland
Contained Places
Borough (municipal)
Bishop's Castle
Bridgnorth
Halesowen ( - 1844 )
Ludlow
Much Wenlock
Oldbury ( - 1844 )
Oswestry
Shrewsbury ( 400 - )
Chapelry
Acton Round
Albrighton (near Shrewsbury) ( - 1967 )
Ashford Bowdler
Ashford Carbonel
Astley Abbotts
Aston Eyre
Bayston Hill
Benthall
Betws y Crwyn
Bicton (Shrewsbury)
Billingsley
Bobbington ( - 1895 )
Boningale
Boraston
Broughton (near Shrewsbury)
Chapel Lawn
Church Aston
Clive
Cockshutt
Cradley ( - 1844 )
Cressage
Dawley
Duddleston
Edgton
Farlow ( 1844 - )
Hadnall
Halford
Heath
Hopton Crangeford
Hyssington ( - 1866 )
Lee Brockhurst
Linley
Little Ness
Llanfair Waterdine
Longdon upon Tern
Longnor
Loughton
Ludford ( 1895 - )
Mainstone
Minsterley
Monk Hopton
Moreton Say
Nash
Norbury
Petton
Preston Gubbals
Ruckley and Langley
Shipton
Shrewsbury St. Julian
Sibdon Carwood
Tibberton
Trelystan ( - 1866 )
Weston under Redcastle
Whitton
Withington
Wollaston ( - 2005 )
Woodcote
Woore
Civil parish
Acton Burnell
Acton Round
Acton Scott
Adderley
Alberbury Lower Quarter ( - 1866 )
Alberbury with Cardeston ( 1886 - )
Albrighton (near Bridgnorth)
Albrighton (near Shrewsbury) ( - 1967 )
All Stretton
Alveley
Ashford Bowdler
Ashford Carbonel
Astley Abbotts
Astley
Aston Botterell
Aston Eyre
Atcham
Badger
Barrow
Baschurch
Battlefield
Bayston Hill
Beckbury
Bedstone
Benthall
Berrington
Betws y Crwyn
Bicton (Shrewsbury)
Billingsley
Bishop's Castle Rural (parish) ( 1894 - 1934 )
Bishop's Castle
Bitterley
Bobbington ( - 1895 )
Bolas Magna
Boningale
Boraston
Boscobel
Bridgnorth St. Leonard
Bridgnorth St. Mary
Bridgnorth
Bromfield
Brompton and Rhiston ( - 1987 )
Broseley
Broughton (near Shrewsbury)
Bucknell
Buildwas
Burford
Burwarton
Cakemore ( - 1844 )
Cardeston
Cardington
Caynham
Chelmarsh
Cherrington
Cheswardine
Chetton
Chetwynd Aston
Chetwynd
Child's Ercall
Chirbury
Church Aston
Church Preen
Church Pulverbatch
Church Stretton
Churchstoke ( - 1866 )
Claverley
Clee St. Margaret
Cleobury Mortimer
Cleobury North
Clive
Clun
Clunbury
Clungunford
Cockshutt
Cold Weston
Colebatch ( 1934 - )
Colemere
Condover
Coreley
Cound
Cradley ( - 1844 )
Cressage
Culmington
Dawley
Deuxhill
Diddlebury
Ditton Priors
Donington
Dowles
Drayton in Hales ( - 1914 )
Eardington
East Hamlet
Easthope
Eaton Constantine
Eaton under Heywood
Edgmond
Edgton
Ellesmere Rural (parish) ( 1894 - )
Ellesmere
Eyton on the Weald Moors
Farlow ( 1844 - )
Fitz
Ford
Frodesley
Glazeley
Great Hanwood
Great Ness
Greete
Grinshill
Habberley
Hadnall
Halesowen ( - 1844 )
Halford
Halston
Harley
Hasbury ( - 1844 )
Haughton Demesne
Heath
High Ercall
Highley
Hill ( - 1844 )
Hinstock
Hodnet
Holdgate
Hope Bagot
Hope Bowdler
Hopesay
Hopton Castle
Hopton Crangeford
Hopton Wafers
Hordley
Hughley
Hunnington ( - 1844 )
Hyssington ( - 1866 )
Ightfield
Illey ( - 1844 )
Kemberton
Kenley
Kinlet
Kinnerley
Knockin
Kynnersley
Lapal ( - 1844 )
Lee Brockhurst
Leebotwood
Leighton
Lilleshall
Linley
Little Ness
Little Stretton
Little Wenlock
Llanfair Waterdine
Llanyblodwell
Llanymynech
Longdon upon Tern
Longnor
Loppington
Loughton
Ludford ( 1895 - )
Ludlow
Lydbury North
Lydham
Madeley
Mainstone
Market Drayton
Melverley
Meole Brace
Middleton Scriven
Milson
Minsterley
Monk Hopton
Montford
More
Moreton Corbet
Moreton Say
Morvill
Much Wenlock
Mucklewick ( - 1866 )
Munslow
Myddle
Myndtown
Nash
Neen Savage
Neen Sollars
Neenton
Newport
Norbury
Norton in Hales
Oakengates
Oldbury
Oldbury ( - 1844 )
Onibury
Oswestry Rural (parish)
Oswestry
Petton
Pimhill ( 1934 - )
Pitchford
Pontesbury
Posenhall
Prees
Preston Gubbals
Preston on the Weald Moors
Quatford
Quatt Jarvis ( - 1934 )
Quatt Malvern
Ratlinghope
Richards Castle
Rodington
Romsley
Romsley ( - 1844 )
Ruckley and Langley
Rudge
Rushbury
Ruyton Eleven Towns
Ryton
Selattyn and Gobowen ( 1967 - )
Selattyn
Shawbury
Sheinton
Shelve
Sheriffhales
Shifnal
Shipton
Shrawardine
Shrewsbury St. Alkmund
Shrewsbury St. Chad ( - 1924 )
Shrewsbury St. Julian
Shrewsbury St. Mary ( - 1924 )
Shrewsbury ( 400 - )
Sibdon Carwood
Sidbury
Silvington
Smethcott
Soughton
St. Martin's
Stanton Lacy
Stanton Long
Stanton upon Hine Heath
Stapleton
Stirchley
Stockton (near Bridgnorth)
Stoke St. Milborough
Stoke upon Tern
Stokesay
Stottesden ( 1844 - )
Stowe
Sutton Maddock
Sutton upon Tern ( 1914 - )
Tasley
Tibberton
Tittenley ( 1895 - 1934 )
Tong
Trelystan ( - 1866 )
Trench
Tugford
Uffington
Uppington
Upton Cressett
Upton Magna
Upton Waters
Warley Salop ( - 1844 )
Warley Wigorn ( - 1844 )
Wellington
Welshampton
Wem Rural (parish) ( 1900 - 1967 )
Wem Urban ( 1900 - 1967 )
Wem
Wentnor
West Felton
Westbury
Weston under Redcastle
Wheathill
Whitchurch Rural (parish) ( 1894 - 1967 )
Whitchurch
Whittington
Whitton
Whixall
Willey
Wistanstow
Withington
Wollaston ( - 2005 )
Wombridge
Woodcote
Woodhouse
Woolstaston
Woore
Worfield
Worthen
Wrockwardine Wood
Wrockwardine
Wroxeter ( 0050 - )
District municipality
Bridgnorth District ( 1974 - 2009 )
North Shropshire District ( 1974 - 2009 )
Oswestry Borough ( 1974 - 2009 )
Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough ( 1974 - 2009 )
Shropshire District ( 2009 - )
South Shropshire District ( 1974 - 2009 )
Telford and Wrekin District ( 1998 - )
The Wrekin District ( 1974 - 1998 )
Extra parochial area
Battlefield
Boscobel
Halston
Haughton Demesne
Posenhall
Woodhouse
Hamlet
Coton (near Alveley)
East Hamlet
Hawne ( 1844 - )
Hundred
Brimstree Hundred
Chirbury Hundred
Clun Hundred
Condover Hundred
Ford Hundred
Munslow Hundred
North Bradford Hundred
Oswestry Hundred
Overs Hundred
Pimhill Hundred
Purslow Hundred
Shrewsbury Liberty
South Bradford Hundred
Stottesden Hundred
Wenlock Franchise ( - 1836 )
Inhabited place
Abdon
Ackleton
Acton Pigott
Adeney
Admaston
Astley
Aston on Clun
Bomere Heath
Broome
Coton (near Whitchurch)
Craven Arms
Crudgington
Gobowen
Hadley
Hampton Loade
Harmer Hill
Ironbridge
Islington
Knowbury
Llynclys
Longden
Merrington
Nantmawr
Newcastle
Oakly Park
Padmore
Rhydycroesau
Telford
Tenbury
Ternhill
Upper Battlefield
Walford
Liberty (parochial)
Romsley
Parish
Hawne ( 1844 - )
Shrewsbury Holy Trinity
Parish (ancient)
Acton Burnell
Acton Scott
Adderley
Alberbury ( - 1886 )
Albrighton (near Bridgnorth)
Aston Botterell
Atcham
Badger
Barrow
Baschurch
Battlefield
Beckbury
Bedstone
Berrington
Betws y Crwyn
Billingsley
Bishop's Castle
Bitterley
Bolas Magna
Bridgnorth St. Leonard
Bridgnorth St. Mary
Bromfield
Broseley
Bucknell
Buildwas
Burford
Burwarton
Cardeston
Cardington
Caynham
Chelmarsh
Cheswardine
Chetton
Chetwynd
Child's Ercall
Chirbury
Church Preen
Church Pulverbatch
Church Stretton
Churchstoke ( - 1866 )
Claverley
Clee St. Margaret
Cleobury Mortimer
Cleobury North
Clun
Clunbury
Clungunford
Cold Weston
Condover
Coreley
Cound
Culmington
Deuxhill
Diddlebury
Ditton Priors
Donington
Dowles
Drayton in Hales ( - 1914 )
Easthope
Eaton Constantine
Eaton under Heywood
Edgmond
Ellesmere
Eyton on the Weald Moors
Fitz
Ford
Frodesley
Glazeley
Great Hanwood
Great Ness
Greete
Grinshill
Habberley
Halesowen ( - 1844 )
Harley
High Ercall
Highley
Hinstock
Hodnet
Holdgate
Hope Bagot
Hope Bowdler
Hopesay
Hopton Castle
Hopton Wafers
Hordley
Hughley
Ightfield
Kemberton
Kenley
Kinlet
Kinnerley
Knockin
Kynnersley
Leebotwood
Leighton
Lilleshall
Little Wenlock
Llanyblodwell
Llanymynech
Loppington
Ludlow
Lydbury North
Lydham
Madeley
Market Drayton
Melverley
Meole Brace
Middleton Scriven
Milson
Montford
More
Moreton Corbet
Morvill
Much Wenlock
Munslow
Myddle
Myndtown
Neen Savage
Neen Sollars
Neenton
Norton in Hales
Oldbury
Onibury
Oswestry
Pitchford
Pontesbury
Prees
Preston on the Weald Moors
Quatford
Ratlinghope
Richards Castle
Rodington
Rushbury
Selattyn
Shawbury
Sheinton
Shelve
Sheriffhales
Shifnal
Shrawardine
Shrewsbury Holy Cross with St. Giles
Shrewsbury Holy Cross
Shrewsbury St. Alkmund
Shrewsbury St. Chad ( - 1924 )
Shrewsbury St. Julian
Shrewsbury St. Mary ( - 1924 )
Sidbury
Silvington
Smethcott
St. Martin's
Stanton Lacy
Stanton Long
Stanton upon Hine Heath
Stapleton
Stirchley
Stockton (near Bridgnorth)
Stoke St. Milborough
Stoke upon Tern
Stokesay
Stottesden ( 1844 - )
Stowe
Sutton Maddock
Tasley
Tibberton
Tong
Trelystan ( - 1866 )
Tugford
Uffington
Uppington
Upton Cressett
Upton Magna
Upton Waters
Wellington
Welshampton
Wem
Wentnor
West Felton
Westbury
Wheathill
Whitchurch
Whittington
Willey
Wistanstow
Wombridge
Woolstaston
Worfield
Worthen
Wrockwardine
Wroxeter ( 0050 - )
Parochial area
Oswestry Rural (parish)
Whixall
Registration district
Atcham Registration District ( 1837 - 1935 )
Bridgnorth Registration District ( 1837 - 2005 )
Church Stretton Registration District ( 1837 - 1935 )
Cleobury Mortimer Registration District ( 1837 - 1935 )
Clun Registration District ( 1837 - 2005 )
Ellesmere Registration District ( 1837 - 1935 )
Ludlow Registration District
Madeley Registration District ( 1837 - 1935 )
Market Drayton Registration District ( 1837 - 1935 )
Newport Registration District ( 1837 - 1935 )
North Shropshire Registration District ( 1970 - 2005 )
Oswestry Registration District ( 1837 - 2005 )
Shifnal Registration District ( 1837 - 1935 )
Shrewsbury Registration District (1) ( 1837 - 1871 )
Shrewsbury Registration District (2) ( 1935 - 2005 )
Shrewsbury Registration District
Shropshire Registration District ( 2005 - )
Telford & Wrekin Registration District ( 1998 - )
Wellington Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Wem Registration District ( 1837 - 1935 )
Wenlock Registration District ( 1935 - 1948 )
Whitchurch Registration District (1) ( 1837 - 1838 )
Whitchurch Registration District (2) ( 1853 - 1969 )
Whitchurch Registration District ( 1837 - 1838 )
Wrekin Registration District ( 1974 - 1998 )
Rural district
Atcham Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Bridgnorth Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Burford Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Chirbury Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Church Stretton Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Cleobury Mortimer Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Clun Rural ( 1894 - 1967 )
Clun and Bishop's Castle Rural ( 1967 - 1974 )
Drayton Rural ( 1894 - 1967 )
Ellesmere Rural ( 1894 - 1967 )
Ludlow Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Madeley Rural ( 1894 - 1895 )
Market Drayton Rural ( 1967 - 1974 )
Newport Rural ( 1894 - 1936 )
North Shropshire Rural ( 1967 - 1974 )
Oswestry Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Shifnal Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Teme Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Wellington Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Wem Rural ( 1894 - 1967 )
Whitchurch Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Settlement
Weston
Suburb
Leaton
Trench
Township
Alberbury Lower Quarter ( - 1866 )
Alberbury ( - 1886 )
All Stretton
Aston Eyre
Bromfield
Brompton and Rhiston ( - 1987 )
Bucknell
Cakemore ( - 1844 )
Cherrington
Chetwynd Aston
Claverley
Colemere
Duddleston
Eardington
Ellesmere
Frankton
Halesowen ( - 1844 )
Hasbury ( - 1844 )
Heath
Hill ( - 1844 )
Hunnington ( - 1844 )
Illey ( - 1844 )
Lapal ( - 1844 )
Leaton
Little Berwick
Little Ness
Little Stretton
Lyneal
Mainstone
Mucklewick ( - 1866 )
Oldbury ( - 1844 )
Quatt Jarvis ( - 1934 )
Quatt Malvern
Romsley ( - 1844 )
Rudge
Soughton
Stoke St. Milborough
Tetchill
Tittenley ( 1895 - 1934 )
Warley Salop ( - 1844 )
Warley Wigorn ( - 1844 )
Whitchurch
Woodcote
Wrockwardine Wood
Unitary authority
Shropshire District ( 2009 - )
Telford and Wrekin District ( 1998 - )
Unknown
Annscroft
Asterley
Beveley
Blackford
Boreatton
Bourton
Burton
Castlewright
Cefn y Blodwel
Criftins by Ellesmere
Cruckmeole
Donington Wood
Dovaston
Eyt
Gatten
Hollinwood
Hopton Bank
Ketley Bank
Ketley
Lawley
Lightmoor
Lower Maesbrook
Lydley Hayes
Mawley Hall
Moreton
Mossey Green
Mossfield
Mucclestone
Nabb
Nethercot
New Dale
Norton
Plealey
Pradoe
Preesgweene
Priors Lee
Sambrook
Snedshill
St. George
Sutton (near Shrewsbury)
Trefonen
Uckington
Upper Maesbrook
Urban district
Church Stretton
Dawley
Ellesmere
Halesowen ( - 1844 )
Market Drayton
Newport
Oakengates
Wellington
Wem Urban ( 1900 - 1967 )
Wem
Whitchurch
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Shropshire (; alternatively Salop; abbreviated, in print only, Shrops; demonym Salopian) is a county in the West Midlands of England, bordering Wales to the west, Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, and Worcestershire and Herefordshire to the south. Shropshire Council was created in 2009, a unitary authority taking over from the previous county council and five district councils. The borough of Telford and Wrekin has been a separate unitary authority since 1998 but continues to be included in the ceremonial county.

The county's population and economy is centred on five towns: the county town of Shrewsbury, which is culturally and historically important and close to the centre of the county; Telford, a new town in the east which was constructed around a number of older towns, most notably Wellington, Dawley and Madeley, which is today the most populous; and Oswestry in the northwest, Bridgnorth just to the south of Telford, and Ludlow in the south. The county has many market towns, including Whitchurch in the north, Newport northeast of Telford and Market Drayton in the northeast of the county.

The Ironbridge Gorge area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, covering Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale and a part of Madeley. There are other historic industrial sites in the county, such as at Shrewsbury, Broseley, Snailbeach and Highley, as well as the Shropshire Union Canal.

The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers about a quarter of the county, mainly in the south. Shropshire is one of England's most rural and sparsely populated counties, with a population density of 136/km2 (350/sq mi). The Wrekin is one of the most famous natural landmarks in the county, though the highest hills are the Clee Hills, Stiperstones and the Long Mynd. Wenlock Edge is another significant geographical and geological landmark. In the low-lying northwest of the county overlapping the border with Wales is the Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve, one of the most important and best preserved bogs in Britain. The River Severn, Great Britain's longest river, runs through the county, exiting into Worcestershire via the Severn Valley. Shropshire is landlocked and with an area of is England's largest inland county.

The county flower is the round-leaved sundew.

Contents

History

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

The area was once part of the lands of the Cornovii, which consisted of the modern day counties of Cheshire, Shropshire, north Staffordshire, north Herefordshire and eastern parts of Powys. This was a tribal Celtic iron age kingdom. Their capital in pre-Roman times was probably a hill fort on the Wrekin. Ptolemy's 2nd century Geography names one of their towns as being Viroconium Cornoviorum (Wroxeter), which became their capital under Roman rule and one of the largest settlements in Britain. After the Roman occupation of Britain ended in the 5th century, the Shropshire area was in the eastern part of the Welsh Kingdom of Powys; known in Welsh poetry as the Paradise of Powys. It was annexed to the Angle kingdom of Mercia by King Offa in the 8th century, at which time he built two significant dykes there to defend his territory against the Welsh or at least demarcate it. In subsequent centuries, the area suffered repeated Viking incursions, and fortresses were built at Bridgnorth (912) and Chirbury (913).

After the Norman conquest in 1066, major estates in Shropshire were granted to Normans, including Roger de Montgomerie, who ordered significant constructions, particularly in Shrewsbury, the town of which he was Earl. Many defensive castles were built at this time across the county to defend against the Welsh and enable effective control of the region, including Ludlow Castle and Shrewsbury Castle. The western frontier with Wales was not finally determined until the 14th century. Also in this period, a number of religious foundations were formed, the county largely falling at this time under the Diocese of Hereford and that of Coventry and Lichfield. Some parishes in the north-west of the county in later times fell under the Diocese of St. Asaph until the disestablishment of the Church in Wales in 1920, when they were ceded to the Lichfield diocese.

The county was a central part of the Welsh Marches during the medieval period and was often embroiled in the power struggles between powerful Marcher Lords, the Earls of March and successive monarchs.

The county contains a number of historically significant towns, including Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth and Ludlow (which was the seat of the Council of Wales and the Marches). Additionally, the area around Coalbrookdale in the county is seen as highly significant, as it is regarded as one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution. The village of Edgmond, near Newport, is the location of the lowest recorded temperature (in terms of weather) in England and Wales.


Etymology

Shropshire is first recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle annal for 1006. The origin of the name is the Old English Scrobbesbyrigscīr, which means "Shrewsburyshire". The name may, therefore, be derived indirectly from a personal name such as Scrope (also spelt Scrobbe).

Salop is an old name for Shropshire, historically used as an abbreviated form for post or telegrams, it is thought to derive from the Anglo-French "Salopesberia". It is normally replaced by the more contemporary "Shrops" although Shropshire residents are still referred to as "Salopians". Salop however, is also used as an alternative name for the county town, Shrewsbury,[1] which also shares the motto of Floreat Salopia.

When a county council for the county was first established in 1889, it was called Salop County Council. Following the Local Government Act 1972, Salop became the official name of the county. The name was not well-regarded locally however, and a subsequent campaign led by a local councillor, John Kenyon, succeeded in having both the county and council renamed as Shropshire in 1980. This took effect from 1 April of that year.

County extent

The border with Wales was defined in the 16th century – the hundreds of Oswestry (including Oswestry) and Pimhill (including Wem) and part of Chirbury had prior to the Laws in Wales Act formed various Lordships in the Welsh Marches.

The present day ceremonial county boundary is almost the same as the historic one. Notably there has been the removal of several exclaves and enclaves. The largest of the exclaves was Halesowen, which became part of Worcestershire in 1844 (now part of the West Midlands county), and the largest of the enclaves was Herefordshire's Farlow in South Shropshire, also transferred in 1844, to Shropshire. Alterations have been made on Shropshire's border with all neighbouring English counties over the centuries. Gains have been made to the south of Ludlow (from Herefordshire), to the north of Shifnal (from Staffordshire) and to the north (from Cheshire) and south (from Staffordshire) of Market Drayton. The county has lost land in two places – to Staffordshire and Worcestershire.

Research tips

  • The historical short form for Shropshire was "Salop". This is quite often found in archive material.
  • Shropshire Archives, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury SY1 2AQ
  • Shropshire Family History Society.
  • The GENUKI main page for Shropshire provides information on various topics covering the whole of the county, and there is also a link to a list of parishes. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each. This is a list of pre-1834 ancient or ecclesiastical parishes but there are suggestions as to how to find parishes set up since then.
  • GENUKI also provides transcriptions of parish registers for numerous parishes throughout Shropshire. These will be noted at the bottom of this list as time permits for the parishes involved. Each register is preceded by historical notes from the editor-transciber and other details than simply births, marriages and deaths that have been found in the individual books from the parishes. These registers probably only go up to 1812 when the proscribed style for registers across the country was altered.
  • GENUKI lists under each parish further references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. (URLs for these other websites may not be up to date.)
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date and from more recent data. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851. There is a list of all the parishes in existence in 1851 with maps indicating their boundaries. The website is very useful for finding the ecclesiastical individual parishes within large cities and towns.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, Shropshire, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are similar pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions that existed pre-1974. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72 which often provides brief notes on the economic basis of the settlement and significant occurences through its history.
  • The two maps below indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
  • Map of Shropshire illustrating urban and rural districts in 1900 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time. Parish boundaries and settlements within parishes are shown. (Unfortunately the online copy of this map has pencil codings in each parish which make it difficult to see the orignal.)
  • Map of Shropshire urban and rural districts in 1944 produced by UK Ordnance Survey and provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time. Parish boundaries and settlements within parishes are shown. This is not a repeat of the first map. There were a number of changes to urban and rural district structure in the 1930s.
  • A map of the ancient divisions named "hundreds" is to be found in A Vision of Britain through Time. Some of the hundreds were broken into separate sections with other hundreds in between.
  • The website British History Online provides four volumes of the Victoria County History Series on Shropshire. Volume 2 covers the religious houses of the county; Volume 4 provides a history of agriculture across the county, and Volumes 10 and 11 deal with Munslow Hundred, the Borough of Wenlock and the Telford area (i.e., the northeastern part of the county). The rest of the county is not presently covered. References to individual parishes will be furnished as time permits.


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