Badger is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Alternative names: Bagsore or Badgesore

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1713

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Badger

  • Patshull
  • Stockton
  • Worfield
  • Beckbury

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Badger, or Bagsore, a parish in Shiffnall district, Salop; on the eastern verge of the county, 4 ¼ miles SW of Albrighton r. station, and 6 S by E of Shiffnall. Post-town, Beckbury under Shiffnall. Acres, 920. Real property, £1,804. Pop., 178. Houses, 37. The property is divided between two. Badger Hall is the seat of R. H. Cheney, Esq. and Badger Dingle, in the grounds connected with it, is a picturesque dell of red rock, wood, and water, liberally open to the public, and much visited. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £230. Patron, R. H. Cheney, Esq. The church is good.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Badger, a parish in the franchise of Wenlock, union of Shiffnall, county of Salop; 6 miles north-east from Bridgenorth. Living, a discharged rectory in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Hereford; rated at £4 13s. 4d.; gross income £280. Patroness, in 1835, Mrs H. Browne, who supports a daily school here.. Pop., in 1801, 88; in 1831, 142. Houses 27. Acres 980. A. P. £1,667. Poor rates, in 1837, £25.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Badger, 6 miles N.E. Bridgenorth. P. 137.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Badger, or Bagsore, or Badgesore. A parish in the franchise of Wenlock, a rectory discharged, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Wenlock, and archdeaconry of Salop. 29 houses, 138 inhabitants. 5 miles south-east by south of Shiffnall. Badger Hall is the Seat of Mrs. Hawkins Browne.

Source: The Shropshire Gazetteer, with an Appendix, including a Survey of the County and Valuable Miscellaneous Information, with Plates. Printed and Published by T. Gregory, Wem, 1824

Badger Parish Registers

Badger Parish Registers 1660-1812

Shropshire Parish registers Diocese of Hereford Vol. XVI (1915)

Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society

General editor; W. G. D. Fletcher

Publisher: Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society.

Badger Parish Registers 1660-1812 –

The Shropshire Hearth Tax Roll 1672

Badger The Shropshire Hearth Tax Roll 1672


Badger – Cassey Directory of Shropshire 1871


  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Shifnal
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Wenlock
  • Poor Law Union: Shifnal
  • Hundred: Brimstree
  • Province: Canterbury