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Status: Ancient Parish
Parish church: St. Mary
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1670
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1614
Parishes adjacent to Habberley
Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
Habberley, a parish in Atcham district, Salop; under Stiperstones hill, 5¾ miles WNW of Dorrington r. station, and 8½ SW of Shrewsbury. Post-town, Minsterley, under Shrewsbury. Acres, 795. Real property, £4,760; of which £300 are in mines. Pop., in 1851, 144; in 1861, 112. Houses, 26. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £158. Patron,W. H. Sparrow, Esq. The church is good.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A Fullerton & Co. N.d.c. [1870-72].
Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845
Habberley (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Atcham, hundred of Ford, S. division of Salop, 9 miles (S. W.) from Shrewsbury; containing 125 inhabitants. It comprises about 900 acres, which are distributed into five farms; the soil is generally of a clayey nature, of great fertility; the surface is rather flat, though relieved with occasional hills, and the parish is watered by a small rivulet, and by numerous excellent springs. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King’s books at £4. 0. 2 1/2., and in the patronage of the Heirs of the late John Mytton, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £126, and the glebe comprises 20 acres.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.
Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824
Habberley. A parish in the Pontesbury division of the hundred of Ford, a rectory discharged, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Pontesbury, and archdeaconry of Salop. 24 houses, 151 inhabitants. 8 miles south-west 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
Civil Registration District: Atcham
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Pontesbury
Poor Law Union: Atcham