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Shropshire, England

(Salop)

Historical Description

Shropshire or Salop, an inland county of the W of England, is bounded on the NW by Denbighshire, on the N by Flintshire and Cheshire, on the E by Staffordshire, on the S by Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and Radnorshire, and on the W by Montgomeryshire and Denbighshire. Its outline has numerous irregularities, but is not far from being oblong. Its boundaries are chiefly artificial. Its greatest length from N to S is 48 miles; its greatest breadth is 41 miles; its circuit is about 220 miles, and its area is 859,516 acres. Its surface has been described as "possessing every variety of natural charm, the bold and lofty mountain, the woody and secluded valley, the fertile and widely-cultured plain, the majestic river, and the sequestered lake." The N and NE half for the most part is a plain, agreeably diversified by wooded vales and a few isolated hills, while the other half, especially toward the W, assumes a resemblance to the mountainous character of Denbighshire and Montgomeryshire. The chief heights are the Wrekin, near Wellington, 1320 feet high; the Clee Hills in the SE, 1805 feet high; and the Long Mynd in the SW, 1674 feet high. The chief rivers are the Severn, bisecting the county nearly through the middle; the Vyrnwy, running on part of the western boundary to the Severn; the Tern and the Worf, running to the Severn respectively near Atcham and Bridgnorth; the Teme, running along much of the S boundary, and receiving the Clun, the Onny, and the Corve from the interior; and the Dee, running along a small part of the NW boundary. The chief lakes are Ellesmere, Whitemere, Colemere, Avesmere, and Mereton Mere. Trias rocks of various kinds prevail in the N, permian and lias rocks occupy small tracts in the N, carboniferous rocks occur in the E, Silurian and Devonian rocks prevail throughout the S, and eruptive rocks occur in some of the hills. Coal is worked chiefly in the Coalbrookdale coalfield, lying between Much Wenlock, Wellington, Lilleshall, and Shifnal, but the product has greatly diminished of recent years and shows signs of exhaustion. The Forest of Wyre, the Leebotwood, the Shrewsbury, and the Clee Hills coalfields are unproductive. Ironstone is raised chiefly in the Coalbrookdale coalfield, and is used in the ironworks of the district. Lead is found in the western portion of the county, the most prolific mine being the Snailbeach, near Minsterley. Lead-mining was probably carried on here by the Romans. Copper is worked to a slight extent near Grimshill. Limestone of quality resembling marble, is quarried near Oswestry, Ludlow, and Orton; slate at Selattyn, Purslow, and Clun; and good building-stone at Grimshill and other places.

The soils are prevailingly light and sandy in the N, and loamy or clayey in the middle, and generally are fertile. The chief crops are wheat, barley, pease, turnips, and grasses, and subordinate crops in some places are oats and hops. The meadows near the Severn are very fertile. Excellent dairies are in the parts nearest the great towns of Staffordshire, but the dairies in other parts are inconsiderable. The cattle reared for the market are of the improved Leicester, Lancaster, and Cheshire breeds, and those on the dairy-lands are of mixed breeds. The sheep are generally of no particular breed, yet include a peculiar horned kind similar to the Southdown. Horses of good quality are bred. Large hogs are fattened, and turkeys are bred. Many fine orchards are in numerous parts, particularly in the S, and plantations of oak, ash, and beech are aggregately considerable. Estates and farms in general are well divided, but some are very small.

The mineral trade in the carboniferous region is extensive, and manufactures of earthenware, porcelain, encaustic tiles, flannel, carpets, linen thread, tobacco pipes, and paper are carried on, and mailing is on a considerable scale.

According to the census returns issued in 1893, the chief occupations of the people of the county were:—Professional, 4424 males and 2575 females; domestic, 1236 males and 19,254 females; commercial, 7346 males and 147 females; agricultural, 27,619 males and 1018 females; fishing, 6 males; industrial, 38,959 males and 7079 females; and "unoccupied," including retired business men, pensioners, those living on their own means, and others not specified, 16,869 males and 69,070 females; or a total in the county of 96,459 males and 99,143 females. The number of men employed in the leading industries was as follows:—Agricultural labourers, 15,712; general labourers, 6125; farmers, 5160; and coal miners, 3759. The chief occupations of women were—domestic service, with a total of 16,375; millinery and dressmaking, 3250. There were also in the county 253 blind persons, 135 deaf, 132 deaf and dumb, and 1179 mentally deranged.

The Shropshire Union canals give important facilities of communication to the N half of the county, which is well supplied with railway communications. Taking Shrewsbury as the centre, the G.W.R. and L. & N.W.R. have three joint lines, one running S viâ Craven Arms to Hereford, another running to a junction with the Cambrian railway at Buttington, and another running E to Wellington. The L. & N.W.R. has also an important line running N to Crewe, while the G.W.R. has lines running NW to Wrexham and SE to Worcester. From Wellington the L. & N.W.R. has an important line to Stafford, while the G.W.R. has lines N to Market Drayton and E to Wolverhampton. The Cambrian railway crosses the NW corner of the county, while the North Staffordshire railway penetrates the NE corner to Market Drayton.

Shropshire contains 250 entire civil parishes and parts of 5 others, and 261 entire ecclesiastical parishes and parts of 24 others. It is divided into the boroughs of Bishops Castle, Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Oswestry, Shrewsbury, and Much Wenlock, and the hundreds of Albrighton, North Bradford, South Bradford, Brimstree, Chirbury, Clun, Condover, Ford, Munslow, Oswestry, Overs, Pimhill, Purslow, and Stottesden. It has one court of quarter sessions and 19 petty sessional divisions. The boroughs of Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Oswestry, Shrewsbury, and Much Wenlock have separate commissions of the peace and separate courts of quarter sessions. The chief towns are the six boroughs, and Broseley, Church Stretton, Cleobury Mortimer, Dawley-Magna, Ellesmere, Ironbridge, Market-Drayton, Newport, Shifnal, Wellington, Wem, Whitchurch, and Wombridge, and there are about 740 smaller towns, villages, and hamlets. The chief seats are Walcot, Lilleshall, Weston, Pitchford, Hawkstone, Attingham, Burwarton, Shavington, Willey, Acton-Bumell, Aldenham, Downton, Hardwick, Loton, Mawley, Oakley, Ruyton, Stanley, Acton-Scott, Acton-Reynald, Adderley, Apley Park, Apley Castle, Aston, Badger Hall, Berwick, Buntingsdale, Buildwas, Court of Hill, Chetwynd, Cloverley, Condover, Decker, Downton. Castle, Dudmaston, Gatacre, Halston, Hatton, Hodnet, Kilhendre, Kinlet, Linley, Longford, Longner, Lutwych Hall, Marrington, Nursery, Oakley Park, Oteley, Onslow, Orleton, Overton, Pentrepant, Petton, Plas Yolyn, Porkington, Rowton, Rudge, Sandford, Shipton, Sundorne, Tedsmore, Tonge, Walford, Willey Park, and Woodcote.

Shropshire is governed by a county council, consisting of 17 aldermen and 51 councillors; is in the NW military district, and in the Oxford judicial circuit; and forms part of the dioceses of Hereford, St Asaph, and Lichfield. The assizes and the quarter-sessions are held at Shrewsbury. H.M. Prison and the Salop Infirmary are at Shrewsbury, and the Salop and Montgomeryshire Lunatic Asylum is at Briton Heath, near Shrewsbury. For parliamentary purposes the county is divided into four divisions, each returning one representative to the House of Commons; the Western or Oswestry division, the Northern or Newport division, the Mid or Wellington division, and the Southern or Ludlow division. Shrewsbury is a parliamentary borough, returning one member. Population in 1801,169,248; in 1821, 198,311; in 1841, 225,820; in 1861, 240,959; in 1881, 248,014; in 1891, 236,339.

The territory now forming Shropshire was inhabited by the ancient British Cornavii and Ordovices; was partitioned by the Romans into part of their Flavia Cæsariensis and part of their Britannia Secunda; became part of Powisland, and afterwards part of Mercia; was nearly all given by William the Conqueror to Roger de Montgomery; was the scene of many struggles between the Normans and the Welsh till the time of Edward I.; and thenceforth witnessed only such important public events as are noticed in our articles on Shrewsbury, Ludlow, and other principal places. The Roman Watling Street enters from Staffordshire at Weston Park, goes westward to Wroxeter, sonth-west-by-southward thence to Church-Stretton, and south-by-westward thence into Herefordshire near Leintwardine. Roman stations were at Uxacona or Oakengates, Uriconium or Wroxeter, and Rutunium or Buyton; and ancient camps were at the Walls, Bury-Ditches, Bury Walls, Borough Hill, Brocards Castle, and Bucknell. Offa's Dyke and Wat's Dyke run along much of the W border. Old castles are at Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Hopton, Stoke, Clun, Oswestry, Cawse, Whittmgton, Knockin, Red Castle, and Acton-Burnell. Old abbeys or their remains are at Shrewsbury, Hanghmond, Buildwas, Wenlock, and Lilleshall; old priories at Bromfield and Whiteladies ; and old churches at Chirbury and Tonge.


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

Archives and Libraries

Shropshire Archives
Shropshire Council,
Community Services,
Castle Gates,
Shrewsbury
SY1 2AQ
email:archives@shropshire.gov.uk
Tel: 0345 678 9096


Church Records

We have a database containing transcripts of marriage records for some parishes in Shropshire.


Civil Registration

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

List of Registration Districts in Shropshire from 1837 to 1974.


Directories & Gazetteers

The Historical Directories web site have a number of directories relating to Shropshire online, including:
Kelly's, Pigot, Slater, etc.

We have transcribed the entry for Shropshire from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

Old map of Shropshire circa 1848 (Samuel Lewis)

Old map of Shropshire circa 1895 (Gazetteer of England and Wales)


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Shropshire newspapers online:


Parishes & places

Abcott
Abdon
Abertanat
Ackleton
Acton
Acton Burnell
Acton Pigott
Acton Scott
Adcot
Adderley
Adeney or Adney
Admaston
Adston
Alberbury
Albrighton (Hadnall)
Albrighton (Shifnall)
Alderton (Great Ness)
Alderton (Hadnall)
Aldon
Alkington
All Stretton
Allscot
Allscote
Alston Reynold
Alveley
Amaston
Annscroft
Apley Park
Arleston
Arscott
Artlebury
Ash Magna
Ashfield with Ruthall
Ashford Bowdler
Ashford Carbonell
Asterley
Asterton
Astley
Astley Abbots
Aston (Claverley)
Aston (Munslow)
Aston (Oswestry)
Aston (Wellington)
Aston (Wem)
Aston Bank
Aston Botterell
Aston Eyre
Aston on Clun
Aston Pigot
Aston Rogers
Atcham
Atterley with Walton
Bache
Bachmill
Badger
Bagley
Balderton
Bardley
Barnsley
Barrow
Baschurch
Batchcott and Moor
Battlefield
Baucott or Baughcott
Bayston Hill
Beachfield
Bearstone
Beckbury
Beckjay
Bedstone
Benthall
Bentley
Beobridge
Berghill
Berrington
Berwick Maviston
Berwick Shrewsbury
Besford
Betchcott
Betton (Berrington)
Betton (Market Drayton)
Betton or Betton Strange
Bettws or Bettws y Crwyn
Bickton Heath
Bicton
Bicton and Weston
Billingsley
Binweston
Birch
Birch and Lyth
Birches
Bishops Castle
Bitterley
Black Birches
Black Park
Blackford
Bletchley
Blodwell
Bolas Magna or Great Bolas
Bolas Parva or Little Bolas
Bold or Bould
Bomere Heath
Boningale or Bonninghall
Booley
Boraston
Boreatton
Boscobel
Bouldon
Bourton
Boycott
Brace Meole or Meole Brace
Bradney
Bratton
Brewood Forest
Bridgnorth
Broadstone
Broadward
Brockton (Longford)
Brockton (North Lydbury)
Brockton (Sutton Madock)
Brockton (Worthen)
Brocton
Bromfield
Bromley
Bromlow
Brompton and Rhiston
Bronygarth
Brookhampton
Broom and Rowton
Broome
Broseley
Broughall
Broughton
Broughton (Bishops Castle)
Broughton (Claverley)
Brown Clee
Brunslow
Bryn
Bucknell
Budney
Buildwas
Bulthey
Burcote
Burford
Burley
Burlton
Burwarton
Bury Ditches
Caer Caradoc
Cainham or Caynham
Calverhall
Cardeston or Cardiston
Cardington
Carwood
Catstree
Caughley
Cause
Caynton
Charlton
Chatford
Chatwall
Chelmarsh
Chelmick
Cheney Longville
Cherrington
Chesterton
Cheswardine
Chetton
Chetwynd
Chetwynd Aston
Childs Ercall
Chilton
Chinnell and Hollyhurst
Chipnall
Chirbury
Chorley
Choulton
Church Aston
Church Preen
Church Pulverbatch
Church Stretton
Claverley
Clee Downton
Clee Hills
Clee St Margaret
Clee Stanton
Cleeton St Mary
Cleobury Mortimer
Cleobury North
Clewllsey
Clive
Clun
Clunbury
Clungunford
Clunton
Coalbrookdale or Colebrookdale
Coalmore
Coalport
Cockshutford
Cockshutt
Coed yr Altt
Cold Hatton
Cold Weston
Colebatch
Coleham
Colemere
Comley
Condover
Coreley
Corfton
Cothercott
Cotton (Ruyton)
Cotton (Wem)
Cotwall
Cound
Coxshut Ford
Cranmere or Cranmere Heath
Craven Arms
Cressage
Cricket
Crickheath
Criftins
Cronkill
Crow Meole
Cruckmeole
Cruckton
Crudgington
Culmington
Cwm Head
Cynynion
Dallicott
Darleston
Dawley or Dawley Magna
Dawley Parva
Daywell
Deuxhill
Diddlebury, or Delbury
Dinchope
Dinmore
Ditton Priors or Priors Ditton
Doddington
Dodington
Donington
Donington and Donington Wood
Donnington
Dorrington (Condover)
Dorrington (Mucclestone)
Dothill
Dovaston
Dowles
Downton
Drayton in Hales
Drayton Magna
Drayton Parva or Little Drayton
Dryton
Dudleston or Duddleston
Dudlick or Duddlewick
Dudstone
Eardington
Eardiston
Earnstrey Park
Earnwood
East Hamlet
East Wall
Easthope
Eastwick
Eaton (North Lydbury)
Eaton (Stoke upon Tern)
Eaton Constantine
Eaton or Eaton under Haywood
Ebnall
Eden Hope
Edgbold
Edgbolton
Edge
Edgeley
Edgerley
Edgmond
Edgton
Edicliff
Edstaston
Ellerdine
Ellerton
Ellesmere
Elson with Greenhill
Emstrey
Enchmarsh
Ensdou
Ercall Magna or High Ercall
Ewdness
Eyton (Alberbury)
Eyton (Baschurch)
Eyton and Plowden
Eyton on the Weald Moors
Eyton upon Severn
Farley
Farlow
Farmcott
Fauls
Felton Butler
Femhill
Fennemere
Fitz
Ford
Four Crosses
Frankton or English Frankton
Frankton or Welsh Frankton
Frankwell
Frees
Frodesley
Funnonvair
Gatacre
Glazeley
Gobowen
Goldstone
Grafton
Gravel
Gravenhanger
Great and Little Ryton
Great and Little Sutton
Great and Little Wytheford
Great Hanwood
Great Ness
Greenhill
Greet
Gretton
Grimmer
Grimpo
Grindley Brook
Grinshill
Guilden Down
Habberley
Habberley Office
Hadley
Hadnall or Hadnall Ease
Halford
Halfway House
Hallan
Halston
Halston (Pontesbury)
Halton Lady and Halton Priors
Hampton or Hampton Loade
Hampton Wood
Hanner Hill
Harcourt (Stanton)
Harcourt (Stottesden)
Hardwick (Ellesmere)
Hardwick (Middle)
Hardwick (Norbury)
Harley
Harlscott
Harton Road
Hasten
Hatton (Eaton)
Hatton (Shifnal)
Haughmond
Haughton (Ercall Magna)
Haughton (West Felton)
Hawkstone
Hayes
Heath
Heathton
Hengoed
Henley
Henlle
Heyop
High Hatton
Highley
Hilton
Hindford
Hinstock
Hinton (Pontesbury)
Hinton (Stottesden)
Hinton (Whitchurch)
Hisland
Hobarris
Hoccom
Hockleton
Hodnet
Holdgate or Holgate
Hollaway
Hollyhurst
Holt Preen
Home
Homer
Hookergate
Hope
Hope Bagot
Hope Bendrid
Hope Bowdler
Hopesay
Hopstone
Hopton (Great Ness)
Hopton (Hodnet)
Hopton Cangeford or Hopton in the Hole
Hopton Castle
Hopton Heath
Hopton Wafers or Hopton Wafre
Horderley
Hordley
Horsehay
Horton (Hadley)
Horton (St Chad)
Horton (Wem)
Howie
Hughley
Hungerford
Hungry Hatton
Ifton Rhyn
Ironbridge
Isombridge
Jackfield
Kemberton
Kempton
Kenley
Kenstone
Kenwick
Kenwicks Park and Kenwicks Wood
Ketley
Kilhendrie
Kingswood
Kinlet
Kinnerley
Kinnersley or Kynnersley
Kinnerton
Kinton
Knighton
Knockin
Knowbury
Kynaston
Lacon
Lake
Lawley
Lawton
Lea (Bishops Castle)
Lea (Pontesbury)
Leaton (St Alkmonds)
Leaton (Wrockwardine)
Ledwich
Lee
Lee Brockhurst
Leebotwood
Leigh
Leighton
Lilleshall
Lineal
Linley
Linley (More)
Little Brampton
Little Hanwood
Little Ness
Little Wenlock
Lizard
Llanforda
Llanvair Waterdine
Llanyblodwell
Llanymynech
Llwyntidman
Llynclys
Long Lane
Long Mynd
Long Stanton
Longden
Longdon upon Tern
Longford
Longford (Moreton Say)
Longner
Longnor
Longslow
Longville
Loppington
Losford
Loton Park
Lowe
Lower and Upper Hayton
Lower and Upper Porkington
Lower Down
Lower Millichope
Ludford
Ludlow
Ludstone
Lushcott
Lydham
Lydley Heys
Lyth
Madeley
Maesbrook, Lower and Upper
Maesbury
Mainstone
Marchamley
Market Drayton
Marl Brook
Marrington
Marsh
Marshbrook
Marton (Chirbury)
Marton (Middle)
Meadowtown
Medlicott
Meeson
Melverley
Menupton
Merehouse
Merrington
Mickley
Middle
Middlehope
Middleton (Bitterley)
Middleton (Chirbury)
Middleton (Oswestry)
Middleton Priors
Middleton Scriven
Milford
Millenheath
Milson
Mindtown or Myndtown
Minsterley
Minton
Monk Hopton
Montford
Montford Bridge
Moor
Moortown
Morda
More
Moreswood
Moreton Corbet
Moreton or Morton
Moreton Say
Morfe
Morville
Moston
Much Wenlock
Muckleton
Mucklewick
Munslow
Muxton
Nash
Neen Savage
Neen Sollars
Neenton
Nesscliffe
Netchwood
Nether and Upper Heath
Netley
New Dale
New Marton
Newcastle
Newnes
Newnham
Newnham with Polmere
Newport
Newton (Middle)
Newton (Shrewsbury)
Newton (Stoddesden)
Newton (Stokesay)
Newton (Westbury)
Newton (Worfield)
Newton with Edgbold
Newton with Oteley
Newtown (Baschurch)
Newtown (Wem)
Nobold
Nonely
Norbury
Nordley
Nordley Regis
Norncott
North Lydbury
Northwood (Ellesmere)
Northwood (Stottesden)
Northwood (Wem)
Norton (Condover)
Norton (Culmington)
Norton (Stockton)
Norton in Hales
Nox
Oakeley
Oakengates
Oakley Park
Oaks
Obley
Old Marton
Old Park
Oldbury
Oldington
Ollerton
Onibury
Onslow
Oreton
Osbaston (Ercall Magna)
Osbaston (Kinnerley)
Oswestry
Oteley
Oulton
Overton (Richards Castle)
Overton (Stottesden)
Oxon and Shelton
Pant
Patton
Peaton
Pentrecoed
Pentregaer
Peplow
Petton
Picklescott
Pickstock
Pickthorn
Pitchford
Plaish
Plealey
Plowden
Pontesbury
Pontesford
Porthywaen
Posenhall
Poston
Poynton or Pointon
Preesgween
Prescot
Prescott
Presthope
Preston Brockhurst
Preston Gubbals or Preston Gobbalds
Preston on the Weald Moors
Preston or Preston Montford
Priestweston
Priors Lee
Pulley
Pulverbatch or Church Pulverbatch
Quatford
Quatt
Ragdon
Ratlinghope
Rednal
Reilth
Rhydycroesau
Rindleford
Ritton
Rock
Roden
Rodington
Romsley
Rorrington
Roughton
Round Acton
Rowley
Rowton (Alberbury)
Rowton (Ercall Magna)
Ruckley and Langley
Rudge
Rushbury
Rushmore
Rushton
Ruthall
Ruyton of the Eleven Towns
Ryton
Sambrook
Sandford (Prees)
Sandford (West Felton)
Selattyn
Selley
Shadwell
Shavington
Shawbury
Sheet
Sheinton or Shineton
Shelderton
Shelve
Shelvock
Sheriff Hales
Shifnal
Shipley
Shipton
Shotatton
Shotton
Shrawardine
Shrawardine St Mary
Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury Canal
Sibberscott or Siberscote
Sibdon Carwood
Sidbury
SIeap
Silvington
Skyborry
Sleap
Smethcote
Smethcott (Hadnall)
Snitton
Soughton or Sychtyn
Soulton
Sowdley
Spoad
Spoonley
St Martin
Stanlow
Stanton
Stanton Lacy
Stanton or Stanton upon Hine Heath
Stanwardine in the Fields and Stanwardine in the Wood
Stanway
Stapleford
Stapleton
Steel
Stiperstones
Stirchley
Stockett
Stocks with Coptivinney
Stockton
Stockton (Chirbury)
Stockton (Longford)
Stoke
Stoke St Milborough or Stoke Saint Milburgha
Stoke upon Tern
Stokesay
Stone Acton
Stoney Stretton
Stottesden
Stowe
Styche with Woodlands
Sugden
Sutton
Sutton (Claverley)
Sutton (Drayton in Hales)
Sutton (West Felton)
Sutton Maddock
Swancote
Sweeney
Tasley
Tedsmore
Tern
Tetchill
The Corve
The Lodge
The Lowe
The Onny
The Rea
The Roden
The Tern
The Wrekin
Thonglands
Tibberton
Tilley with Trench
Tilsop
Tilstock
Timberth
Tong or Tonge
Totterton
Trebert
Trebrodier
Treferclawdd
Treflach
Trefonen
Trench (Ellesmere)
Trench (Wrockwardine)
Treprenal
Treverward
Tuck Hill
Tugford
Twyford
Tyrycoed
Uffington
Upper Millichope
Uppington
Upton Cressett
Upton Magna
Upton Parva
Vennington
Walcot (Chirbury)
Walcot (Wellington)
Walford
Wall under Haywood
Wallop
Walton (Ercall Magna)
Walton (Much Wenlock)
Walton (Onibury)
Walton (Stottesden)
Walton (Worthen)
Wappenshall
Watling Street
Wattlesborough
Welbatch
Wellington
Welshampton or Welch Hampton
Wem
Wentnor
West Felton
Westbury
Westhope
Westley
Weston (Burford)
Weston (Oswestry)
Weston (Stowe)
Weston Lullingfield
Weston Rhyn
Weston under Redcastle
Wettleton
Whatmore
Wheathill cum Loughton
Whitchurch
Whitcott
Whitcott Evan and Whitcott Keysett
Whitley
Whittington
Whitton (Burford)
Whitton (Westbury)
Whixhall
Wigmore
Wigwig
Wilcott
Wilderhope
Wilderley
Willaston
Willey
Willstone
Wilmington
Winnington
Winsbury
Winsley
Wistanstow
Wistanswick
Withington
Wixhill
Wollaston
Wollerton
Wombridge
Woodbatch
Woodcote (Sheriff Hales)
Woodcote (St Chad)
Woodhouse
Woodhouses, New and Old
Woodlands
Woodseaves
Woodside
Woofferton
Woollascott
Woolstaston
Woolston
Woolverley
Woore
Wooton
Wootton
Worfield
Worthen
Wotherton
Woundale
Wrentnall
Wrickton
Wrockwardine
Wrockwardine Wood
Wroxeter
Wyke
Wykey
Yeaton
Yockleton
Yorton

Visitations Heraldic

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

Map of Shropshire