Shrawley, Worcestershire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

Parish registers: 1539
Bishop’s Transcripts: 1612

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Shrawley

  • Astley
  • Martley
  • Holt
  • Ombersley
  • Little Witley

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Shrawley, a parish in the lower division of the hund. of Doddingtree, union of Martley, county of Worcester; 4 miles south-south by west of Stourport: the Severn flows through the parish. Living, a rectory in the archd. and dio. of Worcester; rated at £9 17s. 1d.; gross income £400. Patron, in 1841, T. T. Vernon. Here are 2 daily schools. Charities, in 1830, about £50 per annum. Poor rates, in 1838, £208. In 1835 hops were cultivated in this parish to the extent of 45 acres. Acres 1,360. Houses 114. A. P. £2,372. Pop., in 1801, 504; in 1831, 497.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Shrawley, co. Worcester.

P. T. Worcester (111) 7½ m. NNW. Pop. 484.

A parish in the lower division of the hundred of Doddingtree, through which passes the river Severn; living, a rectory in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester; valued in K.B. 9l. 17s. 1d.; church ded. to St. Mary; patron (1829) J. T. Vernon, Esq. Here are the vestiges of an ancient intrenchment.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. I; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Shrawley – a parish in the hundred of Doddingtree, lower division, 7 miles N.N.W. from Worcester, and 119 from London, on the bank of the river Severn; containing 83 inhabited houses. It is a rectory; Rev. Slade Nash, incumbent; instituted 1809; patron, T. S. Vernon, Esq. Population, 1801, 504 – 1811, 539 – 1821, 484.

Source: Worcestershire Delineated: Being a Topographical Description of Each Parish, Chapelry, Hamlet, &c. In the County; with the distances and bearings from their respective market towns, &c. By C. and J. Greenwood. Printed by T. Bensley, Crane Court, Fleet Street, London, 1822.

Directories

Shrawley Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

Administration

  • County: Worcestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Martley
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Worcester
  • Poor Law Union: Martley
  • Hundred: Doddingtree
  • Province: Canterbury
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