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Wrockwardine, Shropshire

Historical Description

Wrockwardine, a village and a parish in Salop. The village stands half a mile SSW of Admaston station on the G.W.R. and L. & N.W.R., and 2 miles W by N of Wellington, and has a post office under Wellington; money order and telegraph office, Wellington. The parish includes Admaston, Allscot, Bratton, Burcott, Clottley, Leaton, Charlton, Long Lane, and Walcot townships, and comprises 4583 acres; population of the civil parish, 1203; of the ecclesiastical, 1173. There is a parish council consisting of eleven members. Overley and Orleton are chief residences. A mineral spring is in Admaston. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £240 with residence. The church is Early English, with traces of Norman work.

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 parishWrockwardine St. Peter 
HundredSouth Bradford 
Poor Law unionWellington 

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 Wrockwardine

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 Wrockwardine from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Wrockwardine are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Shropshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

CountyTelford and Wrekin
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtTF6
Post TownTelford