Bedstone, Shropshire Family History Guide

Bedstone is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1719

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Bedstone

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BEDSTONE, a parish in the district of Knighton and county of Salop; on a tributary of the river Teme, and on the Craven-Arms and Knighton railway, between Hopton-Heath and Bucknell r. stations, 4½ miles NE by E of Knighton. Post Town, Bucknell, under Aston-on-Clun, Shropshire. Acres, 776. Rated property, £739. Pop., 164. Houses, 26. The property is all in one estate. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £230. Patron, E. Rogers, 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

Bedstone, a parish in the hund. of Purslow, county of Salop; 6 miles north-east of Knighton. Living, a discharged rectory, in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Hereford, valued at £4 13s. 4d.; gross income £234. Patron, in 1835, B. Brown, Esq. There is a daily school in this parish. Pop., in 1801, 157; in 1831, 159. Houses 21. Acres 1,200. A. P. £1,718. Poor rates, in 1837, £65.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Bedstone, 8 miles S.E. Bishop’s-Castle. P. 139

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

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Bedstone. A parish in the hundred of Purslow, a rectory discharged, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Clun, and archdeaconry of Salop. 25 houses, 165 inhabitants. 10 ½ miles west of Ludlow.

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

Parish Registers

Bedstone Parish Registers 1719-1812

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Hereford Vol. V (1909)

Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society

General editor; 1900-1906, W.P.W. Phillimore; 1907- W.G.D. Fletcher

Publisher: Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society

Bedstone Parish Registers 1719-1812 –

Poll Books

Bedstone Shropshire Poll Book 1865


Bedstone Cassey Directory of Shropshire 1871


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