Astley Shropshire Family History Guide

Astley is a chapelry of Shrewsbury St Mary Ancient Parish in Shropshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1695

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Astley

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASTLEY, a chapelry in the parish of St. Mary Shrewsbury, Salop; 2¾ miles ENE of Hadnall r. station, and 6½ miles NE of Shrewsbury. Post Town, Shawbury under Shrewsbury. Acres, 1,168. Rated property, £1,670. Pop., 239. Houses, 54. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £56. Patrons, Trustees The church is good.

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

Astley The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Astley, a chapelry in the parish of St Mary, liberties of Shrewsbury, Salop; 5 miles north-north east from Shrewsbury. Living, a perpetual curacy, in the jurisdiction of the peculiar court of St. Mary’s, Shrewsbury; rated at £5; gross income £56. Patrons, in 1835, the Mayor and Corporation of Shrewsbury. Pop., in 1801, 141; in 1831, 239. Houses 53. Acres 1,450. A. P. £2,528. Poor rates, in 1837, £44.

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

Astley Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Astley, in St. Mary’s, adjoining Shrewsbury. P. 264

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

Astley Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Astley. A chapelry to St. Mary, Shrewsbury, in the liberties of Shrewsbury. 3 ½ miles north-east by north of Shrewsbury

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

Astley Parish Registers

Astley Parish Registers 1579-1812

Shropshire Parish registers Diocese of Lichfield Vol. V (1905)

Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society

General editor; 1900-1906, W.P.W. Phillimore

Publisher: Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society

Astley Parish Registers 1579-1812


Astley Cassey Directory of Shropshire 1871


  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Atcham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Royal Peculiar of St Mary Shrewsbury
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Shrewsbury
  • Poor Law Union: Atcham
  • Hundred: Albrighton Division
  • Province: Canterbury