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

  • Shrewsbury St Mary
  • Haughton Demesne
  • Battlefield
  • Hadnall
  • Shawbury

Historical Descriptions

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 Cassey Directory of Shropshire 1871

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


  • 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