Moreton Corbet, Shropshire
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Moreton-Corbet St. Bartholomew|
|Poor Law union||Wem|
|Registration district||Whitchurch||1935 - 1969|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Moreton-Corbet (St. Bartholomew))
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:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Shropshire newspapers online:
- Shrewsbury Chronicle
- Wellington Journal
- Eddowes's Journal, and General Advertiser for Shropshire, and the Principality of Wales
- Ludlow Advertiser
- Salopian Journal
The Visitation of Shropshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.