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Moreton Say, Shropshire

Historical Description

Moreton Say, a township and a parish in Salop. The township lies ou a small affluent of the river Tern, 2 miles SSW of the boundary with Cheshire, 2¼ WNW of the boundary with Staffordshire, and 3 W of Market Drayton. The parish contains also the townships of Bletchley, Longford, and Styche, and its post town is Market Drayton. Acreage, 5999; population of the civil parish, 777; of the ecclesiastical, 670. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £515 with residence. The church is of the 14th century, was cased with brick in 1788, has a tower, and contains memorials of the distinguished Lord Clive, who was interred here, and monuments to the Clive family and to the Vernons. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 Sea or Say St. Margaret 
HundredNorth Bradford 
Poor Law unionDrayton 
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 Say

Civil Registration

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

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Moreton Say 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 Say 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 districtTF9
Post TownMarket Drayton