Bourton Shropshire Family History Guide

Bourton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Shropshire, created in 1770 from chapelry in Much Wenlock Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Atterley Bourton

Other places in the parish include: Atterley and Walton and Atterley.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Bourton

  • Monkhopton
  • Much Wenlock
  • Acton Round
  • Stanton Long
  • Barrow

Historical Descriptions


Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Atterley. A township in the parish of Much Wenlock, and in the franchise of Wenlock, 1 ½ mile south-east of Much Wenlock.

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


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