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Church Aston, Shropshire

Historical Description

Church-Aston, a village and a township in Salop, half a mile SSW of Newport, which is the post town. The township was formed from the parish of Edgmond, together with the neighbouring township of Chetwynd Aston, into an ecclesiastical parish in 1860. Acreage, 715; population, 807; of the ecclesiastical parish, 1149. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £165 with residence. Patron, the Rector of Edgmond. The church was rebuilt in 1867.

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

Church Records

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

The register dates from the year 1620.


Church of England

St. Andrew (parish church)

The church of St. Andrew, rebuilt in 1867, from designs by the late G. E. Street esq. R.A., is a building of red sandstone in the Gothic style, with white stone dressings, consisting of chancel, nave of four bays, north aisle, south porch and a western turret containing 3 bells: there are sittings for 330 persons.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Church Aston from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Church Aston are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Shropshire newspapers online:

Visitations Heraldic

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

CountyTelford and Wrekin
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtTF10
Post TownNewport