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Hope Bowdler, Shropshire

Historical Description

Hope Bowdler, a parish in Salop, 2 miles E by S of Church Stretton. It includes the townships of Chelmick and Eagdon, and its post town is Church Stretton (R.S.O,)' Acreage, 1730; population, 156. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; gross value, £182 with residence.. The church is ancient, and was rebuilt in 1863.

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 CountySalop 
Ecclesiastical parishHope-Bowdler St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionChurch-Stretton 

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 Hope Bowdler

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hope Bowdler from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Hope Bowdler 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.

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtSY6
Post TownChurch Stretton