Edgton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Shropshire, created in 1722 from chapelry in Clun with Chapel Lawn Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Edgton, Brunslow and Horderley and Brunslow.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1722

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Edgton

  • Clunbury with Clunton
  • Hopesay
  • Wistanstow
  • Lydbury North
  • Horderley Hall

Historical Descriptions

Edgton

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Edgton, a parish in Clun district, Salop; near the river Onny, 4 ½ miles SE of Bishops-Castle, and 4 ¾ W by S of Marsh-Brook r. station. Post-town, Aston-on-Clun, Salop. Acres, 1,832. Real property, £1,950. Pop., 186. Houses, 42. The property is divided among a few. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Hereford. Value, not reported. Patron, H. Saudford, Esq. The church is old but good.

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

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Edgton. A parish in the Stow division of the hundred of Purslow, a curacy not in charge, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Clun, and archdeaconry of Salop. 40 houses, 220 inhabitants. 4 ½ miles south-east of Bishopscastle.

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

Brunslow

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Brunslow or Brownslow. A township in the parish of Edgton, and in the Stow division of the hundred of Purslow. 3 ½ miles south-east of Bishopscastle.

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

Hordesley

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Hordesley. An extra-parochial place, next to the parish of Edgton, in the Stow division of the hundred of Purslow. Its population is reckoned to Edgton.

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

Edgton Parish Registers 1722-1812

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Hereford Vol. III (1903)

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

Edgton Parish Registers 1722-1812 – Archive.org

Poll Books

Edgton, Shropshire, Poll Book 1865

Administration

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