Bucknell Shropshire Family History Guide

Bucknell is an Ancient Parish mostly in Shropshire and partly in Herefordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Buckton with Coxall, Heath and Jay.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1598

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Bucknell

  • Stowe
  • Bedstone
  • Bucknell and Buckton
  • Clun with Chapel Lawn
  • Hopton Castle
  • Brampton Bryan
  • Stanage

Historical Descriptions

Bucknell

Bucknell Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Bucknell. A parish in the Stow division of the hundred of Purslow, a chapelry in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Clun, and archdeaconry of Salop. This parish is partly in Wigmore hundred, county of Hereford. The entire parish contains 465 inhabitants. The Shropshire part contains 57 houses, 331 inhabitants. 9 ¼ miles south-east by south 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.

Buckton

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Buckton. A township in the parish of Bucknell, and in the Stow division of the hundred of Purslow. 10 ½ miles south-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

Poll Books

Bucknell Shropshire Poll Book 1865

Directories

Buckton Kellys Herefordshire and Shropshire Directory 1941

Bucknell Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Administration

  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Knighton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Clun
  • Poor Law Union: Knighton
  • Hundred: Purslow
  • Province: Canterbury
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