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Moreton Corbet, Shropshire

Historical Description

Moreton Corbet, a village and a parish in Salop. The village stands on the river Eoden, 4 miles E of Yorton station on the L. & N.W.R., and 5 SE of Wem. The parish contains also part of the township of Preston Brockhurst, which has a post office under Shrewsbury; money order office, Shrewsbury; telegraph office, Hadnall. Acreage, 2243; population of the civil parish, 258; of the ecclesiastical, ½46. The manor belongs to the Corbet family. A fine Elizabetlian addition was made to Moreton Corbet Castle in the 16th century. The whole was burnt in the Civil War of Charles I., and is now a picturesque ruin. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £267 with residence. The church is ancient, was restored in 1883, and consists of chancel, nave, south aisle or Corbet chapel, and a tower which was restored in 1779. It contains monuments to the Corbet family, a hagioscope, aumbry, and piscina.

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 parishMoreton-Corbet St. Bartholomew 
HundredNorth Bradford 
Poor Law unionWem 
Registration districtWhitchurch1935 - 1969

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 Moreton Corbet

Civil Registration

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

For births, marriages, and deaths in Moreton Corbet from 1935 to 1969 you should search for the Whitchurch Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Moreton Corbet from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Moreton Corbet are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtSY4
Post TownShrewsbury