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Oldbury, Shropshire

Historical Description

Oldbury, a village and a parish in Salop. The village stands near the river Severn, 1 mile SSW of Bridgnorth, and has a post office under Bridgnorth; money order and telegraph office, Bridgnorth. Bridgnorth railway station is in the parish. The parish comprises 817 acres; population, 272. There is an ancient tumulus in the parish which, according to Mr Eyton in his " Antiquities of Shropshire," is believed to have been the site of one of the castles built by Ethelfleda to protect the neighbourhood against Danish invasions. According to local tradition the Parliamentary army in the Civil Wars of Charles I. bombarded Bridgnorth Castle from the summit of this tumulus. It is known as " Pam Pudding " or " Pan Pudding Hill." The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £165 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1858.

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 parishOldbury St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionBridgnorth 

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 Oldbury

Civil Registration

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Oldbury from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Oldbury 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 districtWV16
Post TownBridgnorth