Priors Lee, Shropshire Family History Guide

Priors Lee is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Shropshire, created in 1720 from chapelry in Shifnal Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Priorslee, Priors Lee St Peter, Priors Leigh

Other places in the parish include: Oakengates.

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin: 1813

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Priors Lee

  • Lilleshall
  • Wombridge
  • Malins Lee
  • Shifnal
  • Wrockwardine Wood

Historical Descriptions

Priors Lee

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PRIORS-LEE, a village and a chapelry in Shiffnal parish, Salop. The village stands adjacent to Watling-street and to the Birmingham and Shrewsbury r., 1 mile ESE of Oakengates r. station, and 2¾ W N W of Shiffnal; and has a post-office under Shiffnal. The chapelry contains also the hamlet of Oakengates, and was constituted in 1837. Rated property, £2, 804. Pop., 2, 461. Houses, 460. The property is divided among a few. P. L. Hall is the seat of the Hortons; and P. L. House, of the Mountfords. There are blast furnaces, foundries, and rolling and slitting mills. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £150. Patron, the Vicar of Shiffnal. The church was built in 1837. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Prior’s Leigh. A township in the parish of Shiffnal, and in the Shiffnal division of the hundred of Brimstry. Prior’s Leigh and Oaken Gate contain 367 houses, 1,851 inhabitants. 3 miles north-west of Shiffnal.

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

Oaken Gates or Oaken Yates

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Oaken Gates or Oaken Yates. A township in the parish of Shiffnal, and in the Shiffnal division of the hundred of Brimstry. 3 ½ miles north-west of Shiffnal.

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

Priors Lee Cassey Directory of Shropshire 1871

Administration

  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Shifnal
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Shifnal
  • Poor Law Union: Shifnal
  • Hundred: Brimstree
  • Province: Canterbury
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