Wombridge, Shropshire Family History Guide

Wombridge is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Other places in the parish include: Oakengates.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1721

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Wombridge

  • Ketley
  • Malins Lee
  • Wellington
  • Priors Lee
  • Wrockwardine Wood

Historical Descriptions

Wombridge

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WOMBRIDGE, a parish and a sub-district in Wellington district, Salop. The parish lies on Watling-street, and on the Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton railway, near Oakengates r. station, and 2½ miles E of Wellington; and includes part of Oakengates chapelry, which has a post-office under Wellington, Salop. Acres, 698. Real property, £6,699; of which £3,900 are in iron-works, and £25 in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 2,166; in 1861, 2,601. Houses, 455. The increase of pop. arose from extension of iron-works, and from facilities for purchasing land for building purposes. The manor belongs to the Duke of Sutherland and St. J.Charlton, Esq. Extensive iron-works and colliery works are at Ketley. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £133. Patron, St. J.Charlton, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1760, and recently enlarged. The vicarage of Oakengates is a separate benefice. There are a Wesleyan chapel and national schools.—The sub-district contains three parishes and a part. Acres, 3,295. Pop., 6,597. Houses, 1,193.

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

Oaken Gates

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Oaken Gates. A township in the hundred of Bradford, South.

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

Photographs

Middle Pool and Wombridge Church, Shropshire.
Middle Pool and Wombridge Church, Shropshire. St Marys and St Leonards Church, Wombridge, is in the centre of this view with Middle Pool on the right. Attribution: Dr Neil Clifton / Middle Pool and Wombridge Church, Shropshire / CC BY-SA 2.0
Valley Pool and Wombridge Church, Shropshire
Valley Pool and Wombridge Church, Shropshire The photographer stands on the disused LNWR Coalport branch looking towards Wombridge. In front of him is Valley Pool, and left, distant, the tower of St Mary and St Leonards Church, Wombridge. On the other side of the railway embankment, behind the photographer, is another, larger, pool called Middle Pool. After the railway had closed for good, the embankment was removed and the two pools became one, very popular with local coarse anglers. Attribution: Dr Neil Clifton / Valley Pool and Wombridge Church, Shropshire / CC BY-SA 2.0

Administration

  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Wellington (Shropshire)
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of Wombridge Abbey
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Newport
  • Poor Law Union: Wellington
  • Hundred: South Bradford
  • Province: Canterbury
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