Weston under Red Castle, Shropshire Family History Guide

Weston under Redcastle is a chapelry of Hodnet Ancient Parish in Shropshire.

Other places in the parish include: Wixhill.

Parish church: St Luke

Parish registers begin: 1565

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Weston under Red Castle

  • Stanton upon Hine Heath
  • Wem
  • Lee Brockhurst
  • Hodnet
  • Prees
View from the south of St Luke's Church at Weston-under-Redcastle, Shropshire
View from the south of St Luke’s Church at Weston-under-Redcastle, Shropshire. Attribution: AtticTapestry. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Historical Descriptions

Weston under Red Castle

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Weston-under-Red-Castle, a chapelry in the parish of Hodnet, Drayton division of the hund. of Bradford, union of Wem, county of Salop; 4 miles east of Wem. Living, a curacy subordinate to the rectory of Hodnet: which see. In 1833, there was one day-school with 55 scholars, supported by Sir R. Hill, in this chapelry. Acreage with the parish. Houses 53. A. P. £1,797. Pop., in 1831, 328. Poor rates, in 1838, £136 13s.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851

Hawkstone

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Hawkstone, a hamlet in the parish of Weston, county of Salop; 5 miles north-north. east ot Ludlow. Here are the ruins of a castle formerly be longing to Lord Audley. In 1803, two circular towers of great beauty and remarkable thickness were found beneath these ruins: near them are the remains of a square Roman camp.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Hawkstone. A township in the parish of Hodnet, and in the Drayton division of the hundred of Bradford, North. 4 miles north-east of Wem.

The seat of Sir Rowland Hill, Bart. The mansion, long the residence of the ancient family of the Hills, is situated on the north side of a hill, a little out of the road from Shrewsbury to Whitchurch.

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

Parish Registers

Weston under Red Castle Parish Registers 1565-1812

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Lichfield Vol. XI (1911)

Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society

General editor; 1900-1906, W.P.W. Phillimore; 1907- W.G.D. Fletcher

Publisher: Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society

Weston under Red Castle Parish Registers 1565-1812 – Archive.org

Administration

  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Wem
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Market Drayton
  • Poor Law Union: Wem
  • Hundred: North Bradford
  • Province: Canterbury
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