Stapleton, Shropshire

Historical Description

Stapleton, a village and a parish in Salop. The village is 1 mile N of Dorrington station on the Shrewsbury and Hereford Joint (L. & N.W. and G.W.) railway, and 6 miles S by W of Shrewsbury, It has a post office under Shrewsbury; money order and telegraph office, Dorrington. The parish contains also the hamlets of Upper and Lower Moat, Netley, Shady Moor, and Vinnels. Acreage, 2554; population, 245. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £370 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Denbigh. The church is ancient and remarkable, owing to the fact that on the top of the thick walls of a Saxon or Early Norman building a second church was erected in the 12th century, thus forming two storeys, which were subsequently thrown into the present lofty structure. It was restored in 1867. In the churchyard is a large tumulus supposed to be of Saxon origin.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Salop
Ecclesiastical parish Stapleton St. John
Hundred Condover
Poor Law union Atcham
Registration district Atcham (1837-1935)

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Shropshire Archives have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Stapleton

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Stapleton from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Shropshire (Salop) is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Shropshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtSY5
Post TownShrewsbury