Shrewsbury St Mary, Shropshire Family History

Shrewsbury St Mary is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Shropshire. Astley is a chapelry of Shrewsbury St Mary.

Other places in the parish include: Almond Park, Woollascot, Castle, Castle Ward Within and Castle Foregate, Coton, Ditherington, Harlescott, Leaton, Newton, Shrewsbury Castle, Woolascott, and Berwick.

Parish church: St Mary the Virgin

Parish registers begin: 1584

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Plymouth Brethren, Primitive Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

Parishes adjacent to Shrewsbury St Mary

  • Albrighton
  • Astley
  • Haughton Demesne
  • Battlefield
  • Shrewsbury St Michael
  • Shrewsbury St Alkmund
  • Preston Gobalds
  • Shrewsbury St Chad
  • Fitz
  • Shrewsbury St George
  • Shrewsbury St Julian
  • Shrewsbury Holy Cross with St Giles
  • Uffington
Claremont Hill, Shrewsbury
Claremont Hill, Shrewsbury. This a narrow street of cottagey houses. The alignment on St Mary’s Church might not be accidental. The houses in the photo are all listed buildings, and are 17C timber-framed buildings encased in brick in the 18C. On the left the bow windows are a 20C alteration. The arched opening to the passage to the rear has a high relieving arch over it. The square opening under the right-hand window might be a cellar vent. The next two shows signs of alterations, with relieving arches showing the position of former windows or doors. Then the houses under the mansard roof, a later alteration, may originally have been a single house (two of the present houses are at the rear, accessed via the wide archway). There are cellar windows at pavement level. The copyright on this image is owned by Humphrey Bolton and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Historical Descriptions

Berwick

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Berwick. A township in the parish of St. Mary, in the liberties of Shrewsbury. 2 miles north-west of Shrewsbury. The seat of Mrs. Powys

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.

Great Berwick

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Great Berwick. A township in the parish of St. Mary, and in the liberties of Shrewsbury.

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

Little Berwick

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Little Berwick. A township in the parish of St. Mary, and in the liberties of Shrewsbury. 1 ½ mile north-west of Shrewsbury.

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

Harlescott

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Harlescott. A township in the parish of St. Alkmond, and in the liberties of Shrewsbury1).

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

Leaton

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Leaton. A township in the parish of St. Mary, Shrewsbury, and in the hundred of Pimhill. 51 houses, 223 inhabitants. 4 miles north-west by north of Shrewsbury.

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.

Newton

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Newton. A township in the parish of St. Mary, and in the liberties of Shrewsbury.

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.

Old Heath

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Old Heath. A township in the parish of St. Mary, and in the liberties of Shrewsbury. 2 miles north-east by north of Shrewsbury.

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 bell tower of St Mary's Church Shrewsbury
The bell tower of St Mary’s Church Shrewsbury. The copyright on this image is owned by Richard Wilkinson.

St. Mary’s Shrewsbury Parish Registers

St. Mary’s Shrewsbury Parish Registers 1584-1812

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Lichfield Vol. XII (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

St. Mary’s Shrewsbury Parish Registers 1584-1812 – Archive.org

The Register of St. Mary Shrewsbury (Roman Catholic) 1775-1837

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 Register of St. Mary Shrewsbury (Roman Catholic) 1775-1837 – Archive.org

Directories

Berwick Cassey Directory of Shropshire 1871

Woolascott Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Administration

  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Shrewsbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Royal Peculiar of St Mary Shrewsbury
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Shrewsbury
  • Poor Law Union: Shrewsbury Incorporation
  • Hundred: Shrewsbury Borough
  • Province: Canterbury
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