Cardington Shropshire Family History Guide

St. James's Church Cardington in Shropshire
Photo of St. James’s Church Cardington in Shropshire from the south west. by Welkinridge, Public Domain.

Cardington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Other places in the parish include: the townships of Broome, Chatwall, Comley and Botevyle, Enchmarsh, Holt Preen, Leighton, Lydley Heys, Plaish and Willstone,

Parish church: St. James

Parish registers begin: 1598

Parishes adjacent to Cardington

  • Easthope
  • Hope Bowdler
  • Leebotwood
  • Longnor
  • Church Stretton
  • Acton Burnell
  • Church Preen
  • Hughley
  • Rushbury
  • Frodesley

Historical Descriptions

Cardington

Cardington Shropshire
Cardington. The copyright on this image is owned by Basher Eyre and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CARDINGTON, a village and a parish in Church Stretton district, Salop. The village stands on a pleasant spot, under Cardington hill, 2½ miles E of the Shrewsbury and Hereford railway, and 4 ENE of Church-Stretton; and has a post office under Church-Stretton. The parish includes also the townships of Broom, Chatwall, Comley, Enchmarsh, Holt-Preen, Lydley-Hayes, Plaish, Willstone, and part of Gretton. Acres, 6,713. Real property, £4,723. Pop., 768. Houses, 141. The property is much subdivided. Fine clay and quartz for the potteries are found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £287. Patron, R. Hunt, Esq. The church is good. A school has £25 from endowment; and other charities, £53.

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

THE SHROPSHIRE GAZETTEER 1824

Cardington. A parish in the upper division of the hundred of Munslow, a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Wenlock, and archdeaconry of Salop. 124 houses, 687 inhabitants, 11 ½ miles south of Shrewsbury. Cardington produces a quartz, and clay, the former of which is said to be superior to that imported from Caernarvonshire, for the use of the Staffordshire potteries.

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

Comley and Botevyle

THE SHROPSHIRE GAZETTEER 1824

Comley and Botevyle. A township in the parishes of Church Stretton and Cardington, and in the upper division of the hundred of Munslow. 2 miles north-east of Church Stretton.

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.

Enchmarsh and Chatwall

Enchmarsh & beyond
Enchmarsh & beyond. The copyright on this image is owned by Row17 and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

IMPERIAL GAZETTEER OF ENGLAND AND WALES CIRCA 1870

Chatwall, a township in Cardington parish, Salop; 3 ¼ miles NE of Church-Stretton. Pop., 30.

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

THE SHROPSHIRE GAZETTEER 1824

Chatwell or Chatwall. A township in the parish of Cardington, and in the upper division of the hundred of Munslow. 4 miles north-east of Church Stretton.

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 SHROPSHIRE GAZETTEER 1824

Enchmarsh and Chatwall. A township in the parish of Cardington, and in the upper division of the hundred of Munslow. Enchmarsh is 3 ½ miles north-east, and Chatwall, 4 ½ miles north-east of Church Stretton.

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

Holt Preen

GREGORY SHROPSHIRE GAZETTEER 1824

Holt Preen. A township in the parish of Cardington, and in the hundred of Condover.

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.

Chatwall Hall Shropshire
Chatwall Hall. The copyright on this image is owned by Richard Law and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Leighton

THE SHROPSHIRE GAZETTEER 1824

Leighton. A township in the parish of Cardington, and in the upper division of the hundred of Munslow.

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

Lydley Heys

THE SHROPSHIRE GAZETTEER 1824

Lydleyshays. A township in the parish of Cardington, and in the upper division of the hundred of Munslow. 4 miles north-east of Church Stretton.

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

Plaish

Plaish Hall Shropshire
Plaish Hall. The copyright on this image is owned by Richard Law and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

IMPERIAL GAZETTEER OF ENGLAND AND WALES CIRCA 1870

Plaish, a township in Cardington parish Salop; 3 miles E of Shrewsbury.

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

THE SHROPSHIRE GAZETTEER 1824

Plaish. A township in the parish of Cardington, and in the upper division of the hundred of Munslow. 6 miles north-east of Church Stretton.

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 Book

Cardington, Poll Book 1865

Directories

Cardington Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Family History Links

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Administration

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