Bitterley, Shropshire Family History Guide

Bitterley with Middleton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Other places in the parish include: Cleeton, Henley, Hill upon Cot, Upper Ledwich, Hopton, Middleton, Snitton, and Hill upon Cott.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1658

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Bitterley

  • Stanton Lacy
  • Knowbury
  • Caynham
  • Silvington
  • Stoke St Milborough
  • Ludford
  • Hopton Cangeford
  • Farlow
  • Wheathill
  • Coreley

Historical Descriptions

Bitterley

Bitterley Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Bitterley. A parish in the hundreds of Overs and Munslow, a rectory remaining in charge, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Ludlow, and archdeaconry of Salop. 191 houses, 1064 inhabitants. 4 miles north-east of Ludlow. Bitterley Court, situated on a rising ground at the foot of Clee Hill, is the seat of the Rev. J. Walcot. The Titterstone rises on the north-east, and the prospect towards Ludlow is delightfully extended over a fruitful and cultivated tract of country.

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

Cleeton

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Cleeton. A township in the parish of Bitterley, and in the hundred of Overs. 6½ miles north-east of Ludlow.

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

Middleton

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Middleton. A township in the parish of Bitterley, and in the hundred of Munslow, a chapel to Bitterley, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Ludlow, and archdeaconry of Salop. 2 ½ miles north-east of Ludlow.

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

Snitton Shropshire

Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Snitton, a township in Bitterley parish, Salop; 3 1/4 miles E of Ludlow. Real property, £2,082; of which £40 are in mines. Pop., 564.

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

Parish Registers

Bitterley Parish Registers 1658-1812

Shropshire Parish Registers Diocese of Hereford Vol. IV (1903)

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

Bitterley Parish Registers 1658-1812 – Archive.org

Poll Books

Bitterley Shropshire Poll Book 1865

Directories

Bitterley Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Administration

  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Ludlow
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Ludlow
  • Poor Law Union: Ludlow
  • Hundred: Overs; Munslow
  • Province: Canterbury
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