More Shropshire Family History Guide



More is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Other places in the parish include: Moreswood and Linley.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1569
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

More

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MORE, a township and a parish in Clun district, Salop. The township lies on the river Onny, near the boundary with Wales, 2½ miles NNE of Bishops-Castle r. station. The parish contains also the townships of Linley and Moreswood; and its Post town, is Bishops Castle, Shropshire. Acres, 3,533. Real property, £2,653. Pop., 227. Houses, 40. The manor belongs to the Rev. T. F. More. There are ancient Norman shooting butts, and several ancient camps. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £270. Patron, the Rev. T. F. More. The church was recently rebuilt, and has a tower. There are an endowed school with £.5 a year, and charities £5.

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

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Moor or More. A parish in the Bishopscastle division of the hundred of Purslow, a rectory discharged, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Clun, and archdeaconry of Salop. 47 houses, 277 inhabitants. 2 ½ miles north-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

Linley

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Linley. A township in the parish of More, and in the Bishopscastle division of the hundred of Purslow. 3 miles north-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

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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