Upton Magna Shropshire Family History Guide

St Lucia's parish church, Upton Magna, Shropshire
Photo of St Lucia’s parish church, Upton Magna, Shropshire, seen from the southwest by Dennis Turner, some rights reserved.

Upton Magna is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Parish church: St Lucia

Parish registers begin: 1563

Parishes adjacent to Upton Magna

Historical Descriptions

Upton Magna

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

UPTON-MAGNA, a parish in Atcham district, Salop; on the Shropshire Union railway, 3¾ miles E of Shrewsbury. It has a post-office under Shrewsbury, and a r. station. Acres, 3,260. Real property, £5,719. Pop., 452. Houses, 93. The property is divided between two. Coal and limestone are worked. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £546. Patron, the Rev. J. D. Corbet. The church is ancient. Charities, £15.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

UPTON (MAGNA), a parish in the Wellington division of the hundred of Bradford (South), county of Salop, 5¼ miles (E.) from Shrewsbury, containing, with the extra-parochial liberty of Haughmond Demesne, 667 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Salop, and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, rated in the king’s books at £ 12, and in the patron age of the Rev. Corbet Browne. The church is dedicated to St. Lucia. The Shrewsbury canal passes through the parish.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

Preston Boats

Preston Boats Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Preston on the Boats; or Preston Boats. A township in the parish of Upton Magna, and in the Wellington division of the hundred of Bradford, South, on the banks of the Severn. 2 miles south-east by east 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

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Administration

  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Atcham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Wellington
  • Poor Law Union: Atcham
  • Hundred: South Bradford
  • Province: Canterbury