Clee St Margaret Shropshire Family History Guide

Clee St.Margaret Overlooking the patchwork of fields and hedges around the village from the rim of Nordy Bank Iron-Age hill fort
Photo of Clee St.Margaret Overlooking the patchwork of fields and hedges around the village from the rim of Nordy Bank Iron-Age hill fort. by Peter Evans, some rights reserved.

Clee St. Margaret is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Alternative names: Clee, St Margaret Clee, St Margaret Clee Brown

Other places in the parish include: Cockshutford.

Parish church: St. Margaret

Parish registers begin: 1721

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic, Primitive Methodists.
A chapel for Primitive Methodists was erected in 1866.

Parishes adjacent to Clee St. Margaret

  • Heath
  • Diddlebury
  • Cold Weston
  • Skirmage
  • Abdon
  • Stoke St Milborough
  • Burwarton
  • Loughton
Clee St. Margaret
Clee St. Margaret. The copyright on this image is owned by Geoff Pick and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Clee-St. Margaret, a parish in Ludlow district, Salop; under the Clee Hills, 7½ miles NNE of Ludlow r. station. It includes the hamlet of Coxheadford; and its post town is Ludlow. Acres, 1, 589. Real property, £1, 241. Pop., 281. Houses, 65. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £172. Patron, the Rev. H. T. Pelham. The church was repaired in 1860.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

St Margaret's parish church, Clee St Margaret, Shropshire
St Margaret’s parish church, Clee St Margaret, Shropshire, seen from the northeast. The copyright on this image is owned by Philip Pankhurst and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Clee (St. Margaret’s), a parish, in the union of Ludlow, hundred of Munslow, S. division of Salop, 8¼ miles (N. E. by N.) from Ludlow; containing 269 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, valued in the King’s books at £2. 8. 4.; net income, £172; patrons, Representatives of J. C. Pelham, Esq. There is a place of worship for Roman Catholics at Clee Hills.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Clee St. Margaret. A parish in the lower division of the hundred of Munslow, a curacy remaining in charge, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Ludlow, and archdeaconry of Salop. 55 houses, 229 inhabitants. 7 miles north 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

Directories

Clee St. Margaret Cassey Shropshire Directory 1875

Poll Books

Clee St. Margaret, Shropshire, Poll Book 1865

Family History Links

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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: Munslow
Province: Canterbury
Polling District: Ludlow

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