Shropshire Poor Law Unions 1891

The following is a list of the poor law unions, with the parishes contained in them in 1891: –

Atcham Union

  • Acton Burnell
  • Alberbury with Cardeston
  • Albrighton
  • Astley
  • Atcham
  • Battlefield
  • Bauseley (Montgomeryshire)
  • Berrington
  • Bicton
  • Church Preen
  • Church Pulverbatch
  • Condover
  • Cound
  • Cressage
  • Eaton Constantine
  • Fitz
  • Ford
  • Frodesley
  • Great Hanwood
  • Great Wollaston
  • Habberley
  • Harley
  • Hughley
  • Kenley
  • Leighton
  • Melverley
  • Minsterley
  • Montford
  • Pitchford
  • Pontesbury
  • Preston Gubbals
  • Ruckley and Langley
  • Shineton
  • Shrawardine
  • Shrewsbury: –
    • Holy Cross & St. Giles
    • Meole Brace
    • St. Alkmond
    • St. Chad
    • St. Julian
    • St. Mary
  • Stapleton
  • Sutton
  • Uffington
  • Uppington
  • Upton Magna
  • Westbury
  • Withington
  • Wroxeter

Bridgnorth Union

  • Acton Round
  • Alveley
  • Astley Abbots
  • Aston Eyre
  • Billingsley
  • Burwarton
  • Chelmarsh
  • Chetton
  • Claverley
  • Deuxhill
  • Ditton Priors
  • Eardington
  • Glazeley
  • Long Stanton
  • Middleton Scriven
  • Monkhopton
  • Morville
  • Neenton
  • North Cleobury
  • Oldbury
  • Quatford
  • Quatt
  • Romsley
  • St. Leonard (Bridgnorth)
  • St. Mary Magdalen (Bridgnorth)
  • Sidbury
  • Tasley
  • Upton Cressett
  • Worfield

Church Stretton Union

  • Acton Scott
  • Cardington
  • Church Stretton
  • Easthope
  • Eaton-under-Haywood
  • Hope Bowdler
  • Leebotwood
  • Longnor
  • Rushbury
  • Shipton
  • Sibdon Carwood
  • Smethcott
  • Wistanstow
  • Woolstaston

Cleobury Mortimer Union

  • Aston Botterell
  • Bayton (Worcester)
  • Cleobury Mortimer
  • Corely
  • Farlow
  • Highley
  • Hopton Wafers
  • Kinlet
  • Loughton
  • Mamble (Worcester)
  • Milson
  • Neen Savage
  • Neen Sollars
  • Rock (Worcester)
  • Silvington
  • Stottesden
  • Wheathill
  • Woodhouse

Clun Union

  • Bishops Castle
  • Clun
  • Clunbury
  • Clungunford
  • Edgton
  • Hopesay
  • Hopton Castle
  • Hyssington (Montgomery)
  • Lydbury (North)
  • Lydham
  • Mainstone
  • Mindtown
  • More
  • Norbury
  • Ratlinghope
  • Shelve
  • Snead (Montgomery)
  • Wentnor

Drayton Union

  • Adderley
  • Almington (Stafford)
  • Ashley (Stafford)
  • Cheswardine
  • Childs Ercall
  • Drayton in Hales, or Market Drayton
  • Hinstock
  • Hodnet
  • Moreton Say
  • Mucclestone (Stafford)
  • Norton-in-Hales
  • Stoke-upon-Tern
  • Tittenley (Chester)
  • Tyrley (Stafford)
  • Woore

Ellesmere Union

  • Baschurch
  • Bettisfield (Flint)
  • Bronington (Flint)
  • Ellesmere
  • Great Ness
  • Hadnall Ease
  • Halghton (Flint)
  • Hanmer (Flint)
  • Hordley
  • Little Ness
  • Middle
  • Overton (Flint)
  • Penley (Flint)
  • Petton
  • Tybroughton (Flint)
  • Welsh Hampton
  • Willington (Flint)

Ludlow Union

  • Abdon
  • Ashford Bowdler
  • Ashford Carbonell
  • Aston, or Pipe Aston (Hereford)
  • Bitterley
  • Brookhampton
  • Bromfield
  • Burrington (Hereford)
  • Caynham
  • Clee St. Margaret
  • Cold Weston
  • Culmington
  • Diddlebury
  • Downton (Hereford)
  • East Hamlet
  • Elton (Hereford)
  • Halford
  • Heath
  • Holdgate
  • Hope Baggott
  • Hopton Cangeford, or Hopton-in-the-Hole
  • Leinthall Starks (Hereford)
  • Leintwardine North Side (partly in Hereford)
  • Ludford (partly in Hereford)
  • Ludlow (St. Lawrence)
  • Ludlow Castle
  • Munslow
  • Onibury
  • Richards Castle (partly in Hereford)
  • Stanton Lacy
  • Stoke St. Milborough
  • Stokesay
  • Tugford
  • Wigmore (Hereford)

Madeley Union

  • Barrow
  • Benthall
  • Broseley
  • Buildwas
  • Dawley Magna
  • Linley
  • Little Wenlock
  • Madeley
  • Much Wenlock
  • Posenhall
  • Stirchley
  • Willey

Newport Union

  • Adbaston (Stafford)
  • Cherrington
  • Chetwynd
  • Chetwynd Aston
  • Church Aston
  • Edgmond
  • Forton (Stafford)
  • Gnosall (Stafford)
  • High Offley (Stafford)
  • Lilleshall
  • Longford
  • Newport
  • Norbury (Stafford)
  • Tibberton
  • Weston Jones (Stafford)
  • Woodcote

Oswestry Incorporation

  • Chirk (Denbigh)
  • Kinnerley
  • Knockin
  • Llansilin (Denbigh)
  • Llanyblodwell
  • Llanymynech (such part as in the hundred of Oswestry)
  • Oswestry
  • Ruyton-of-the-Eleven-Towns
  • St. Martin
  • Selattyn
  • Soughton, or Sychtyn
  • West Felton
  • Whittington

Shifnal Union

  • Albrighton
  • Badger
  • Beckbury
  • Blymhill (Stafford)
  • Bonningale, or Bonninghall
  • Boscobel
  • Donington
  • Kemberton
  • Patshull (Stafford)
  • Ryton
  • Sheriff Hales (partly in Stafford)
  • Shifnal
  • Stockton
  • Sutton Maddock
  • Tong
  • Weston-under-Lizard (Stafford)

Wellington Union

  • Bolas Magna
  • Ercall Magna
  • Eyton-upon-the-Wild-Moors
  • Kinnersley
  • Longdon-upon-Tern
  • Preston-upon-the-Wild-Moors
  • Rodington
  • Waters Upton, or Upton Parva
  • Wellington
  • Wombridge
  • Wrockwardine
  • Wrockwardine Wood

Wem Union

  • Broughton
  • Clive
  • Grinshall
  • Lee Brockhurst
  • Loppington
  • Moreton Corbet
  • Prees
  • Shawbury
  • Stanton-upon-Hine-Heath
  • Wem
  • Weston & Wixall-under-Redcastle

Whitchurch Union

  • Agden (Cheshire)
  • Bickley (Cheshire)
  • Bradley (Cheshire)
  • Chidley (Cheshire)
  • Chorlton (Cheshire)
  • Cuddington (Cheshire)
  • Duckington (Cheshire)
  • Edge (Cheshire)
  • Hampton (Cheshire)
  • Ightfield
  • Iscoyd (Flint)
  • Larton or Larkton (Cheshire)
  • Macefen
  • Malpas (Cheshire)
  • Marbury-with-Quoisley (Cheshire)
  • Newton-juxta-Malpas (Cheshire)
  • Norbury (Cheshire)
  • Oldcastle (Cheshire)
  • Overton (Cheshire)
  • Stockton (Cheshire)
  • Tushingham-with-Grindley (Cheshire)
  • Whitchurch
  • Wichaugh (Cheshire)
  • Wigland (Cheshire)
  • Wirswall (Cheshire)

Source: Kelly’s Directory of Shropshire. Printed and Published by Kelly and Co. 51, Great Queen Street, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, W.C. London. Published in 1891.