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Rushbury, Shropshire

Historical Description

Rushbury, a village and a parish in Salop. The village stands 4 miles E by S of Church Stretton, was once a market-town, and has a station on the Wellington and Craven Arms branch of the G.W.R. There is a post office at Wall-under-Haywood, under Church Stretton (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Church Stretton. The parish includes the townships of Rushbury, Stone Acton, Wall-under-Haywood, Longville-in-the Dale, Luschott, Stanway, and parts of Gretton and Eastwall. Acreage, 6304; population of the civil parish, 550; of the ecclesiastical, 464. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The parish is traversed by Watling Street and Ryknield Street, is supposed to have had a Roman station, and has yielded Roman coins. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £291 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1855. 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 parishRushbury St. Peter 
Poor Law unionChurch-Stretton 

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 Rushbury

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 Rushbury from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Rushbury 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 districtSY6
Post TownChurch Stretton