Ightfield, Shropshire Family History Guide

St John the Baptist parish church, Ightfield, Shropshire
St John the Baptist parish church, Ightfield, Shropshire, seen from the southeast. The copyright on this image is owned by Andy and Hilary and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Ightfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Other places in the parish include: Upper Kempley.

Parish church: St John the Baptist

Parish registers begin: 1557

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Parishes adjacent to Ightfield

  • Calverhall
  • Adderley
  • Audlem
  • Ash
  • Prees

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

IGHTFIELD, a parish in Wem district, Salop; near the boundary with Cheshire, 4 miles SE of Whitchurch r. station. Post town, Whitchurch. Acres, 1,568. Real property, £2,771. Pop., 344. Houses, 70. The property is divided among a few. Ightfield Hall is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £288. Patron, H. Justice, Esq. The church is ancient, and was recently in disrepair. There are a national school, and charities £6.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Ightfield (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Wem, Whitchurch division of the hundred of North Bradford, N. division of Salop, 4 1/4 miles (S. E. by E.) from Whitchurch; containing 368 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, valued in the King’s books at £7. 14. 9 1/2.; net income, £288; patron, H. Justice, Esq. There is a national school.

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.

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Ightfield, co. Salop

P. T. Whitchurch (163) 4 m. SE b E. Pop. 261.

A parish in the Whitchurch division of the hundred of Bradford, North; living, a rectory in the archdeaconry of Salop and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry; valued in K. B. 7l. 14s. 9½d.; church ded. to St. John the Baptist; patron (1829) P. Justice, Esq.

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

Ightfield Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Ightfield. A parish in the Whitchurch division of the hundred of Bradford, North, a rectory remaining in charge, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, the deanery of Salop, and archdeaconry of Salop. 26 houses, 261 inhabitants. 4 miles south-east of Whitchurch.

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

Administration

  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Wem
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Market Drayton
  • Poor Law Union: Wem
  • Hundred: North Bradford
  • Province: Canterbury
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