Ditton Priors is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.
Other places in the parish include: Middleton Priors and Ashfield with Ruthall.
Alternative Names: Priors Ditton
Church: St. John the Baptist
Parish registers begin: 1673
Nonconformists in Ditton Priors include: Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.
Parishes adjacent to Ditton Priors
- Cleobury North
- Stanton Long
- Upton Cressett
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
DITTON-PRIORS, a parish in Bridgnorth district, Salop; under the Clee Hills, 8½ miles SW by W of Bridgnorth r. station. It includes the townships of Middleton-Priors and Ashfield-with-Ruthall; and has a post office under Bridgnorth. Acres, 5, 530. Real property, £3, 892. Pop., 613. Houses, 130. The property is divided among a few. The manor bore anciently the name of Dointun, and belonged to Wenlock abbey. Lime is worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £325. Patron, P. H. Howard, Esq. The church is ancient; has a tower and wooden spire; and contains an ancient font and some old monuments. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824
Ditton Priors or Priors Ditton. A parish partly in the franchise of Wenlock. And partly in the hundred of Munslow, a vicarage discharged, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Stottesden, and archdeaconry of Salop. 685 inhabitants. 7 miles south of Much Wenlock.
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
The Register of Ditton Priors Wesleyan Chapel 1801-1834
Shropshire parish registers : Nonconformist and Roman Catholic registers (1903)
Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society; Evans, George Eyre; Fletcher, W. G. D. (William George Dimock), 1851-1935; Kinsella, William
Publisher: [London] : Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society
The Shropshire Hearth Tax Roll 1672
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- County: Shropshire
- Civil Registration District: Bridgnorth
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Hereford
- Rural Deanery: Stottesdon
- Poor Law Union: Bridgnorth
- Hundred: Munslow
- Province: Canterbury