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Shawbury, Shropshire

Historical Description

Shawbury, a village and a parish in Salop. The village lies on the river Roden, 4 miles E by N of Hadnall station on the Shrewsbury and Crewe section of the L. & N.W.R., 6 SE of Wem, and 7 NE by N of Shrewsbury. It has a post and money order office under Shrewsbury; telegraph office, Hadnall. The parish contains also the townships of Acton Reynald, Bessford, Edgeboulton, Muckleton, and Great and Little Wythefold. Acreage, 7367; population of the civil parish, 847; of the ecclesiastical, 859. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £311 with residence. The church, chiefly Norman, contains a Saxon font.

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 parishShawbury St. Mary 
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 Shawbury

Civil Registration

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

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Shawbury from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Shawbury 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 districtSY4
Post TownShrewsbury