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Criftins, Shropshire

Historical Description

Criftins, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Ellesmere parish, Salop, 1 mile NE of Frankton station on the Cambrian railway, and 2¼ miles NW of Ellesmere. Post town, Dudleston Heath, under Ellesmere. Population, 742. Dudleston Hall and Pentirheylin are the chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £80 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church was erected in 1874. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Shropshire Archives have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Criftins

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Criftins 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 districtSY12
Post TownEllesmere