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Little Ness, Shropshire

Historical Description

Ness, Little, a parish in Salop, 2½ miles SW of Baschurch station on the G.W.R., and 7½ NW of Shrewsbury. It contains the townships of Adcote and Milford, and its post town is Baschurch. Acreage, 1406; population, 284. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Baschurch, in the diocese of Lichfield. The church is partly Norman, has a bell-gable, and contains an ancient font.

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.

Registration districtEllesmere1837 - 1935
Registration districtOswestry1935 - 1967

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 Little Ness

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

For births, marriages, and deaths in Little Ness from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the Ellesmere Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Little Ness from 1935 to 1967 you should search for the Oswestry Registration District.

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Little Ness 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 districtSY4
Post TownShrewsbury