Nash Shropshire Family History Guide

Former school, Nash
Photo of Former school, Nash. A stone on the wall is inscribed ‘Nash Church of England School’ with the dates 1846, 1873 and 1892. by Philip Halling, some rights reserved.

Nash is a chapelry of Burford Ancient Parish in Shropshire.

Church: St John the Baptist

Parish registers begin: 1825

St John the Baptist Church

The church of St John the Baptist, Nash, dates back to the early 14th century with Norman windows in the tower dating back to 1066 – 1154. The church was originally used as a chapel for the ease of Burford, until in 1849 when it became a church in its own right. A north aisle was added to the building in 1865 after it became a church.

The parish war memorial is in the form of marble steps to the high altar, which list names of the dead of both World Wars and bears the text: I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the testimony which they held (Book of Revelation, chapter 6 verse 9). In the south wall is a stained glass window in memory of Major Sir Robert Dalrymple Arbuthnot, killed during Operation Goodwood in Normandy in 1944. There is also a First World War Roll of Remembrance listing local men who served in World War I.

An old wooden vertical south dial still exists on the exterior of the church showing hours from VI to VI.[14]

Parishes adjacent to Nash

Historical Descriptions



Nash, a township-chapelry in Burford parish, Salop; near the boundary with Worcester, 2 miles N by E of Tenbury r. station. Post-town, Tenbury. Pop., 269. Houses, 55. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the first portion of the rectory of Burford, in the diocese of Hereford.

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


Nash, a joint township with Tilsop and Weston, in the parish of Burford, hundred of Overs, county of Salop, 2½ miles (N. by E.) from Tenbury, containing, with Tilsop and Weston, 377 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831


Nash. A township in the parish of Burford, and in the hundred of Overs. Nash, Tilsop, and Weston, contain 74 houses, 377 inhabitants. 6 miles south-west of Ludlow. Nash is a chapel to Burford, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Burford, and archdeaconry of Salop. It is served by one of the rectors of Burford.

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



Tilsop, a township in Burford parish, Salop; 4½ miles SW of Cleobury-Mortimer. Pop., 104. Houses, 24.

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

Poll Books

Nash, Tilsop, & Weston Shropshire Poll Book 1865


Burford (with Boraston, Whatmore, Nash, Tilsop, Weston, Whitton and Stoke) Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Parish Records

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