Rushbury, Shropshire Family History Guide

Rushbury is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Other places in the parish include: Eastwall, Gretton, Stanway, Wilderhope and Stanway, Wall under Haywood, Wilderhope, and Acton Stone.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1538

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Rushbury

  • Easthope
  • Hope Bowdler
  • Munslow
  • Cardington
  • Shipton
  • Stanton Long
  • Eaton under Haywood

Historical Descriptions

Rushbury

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RUSHBURY, a village and a parish in Church-Stretton district, Salop. The village stands on the Much-Wenlock and Craven-Arms railway, 4 miles E by S of Church-Stretton; was once a market-town; and has a post-office under Church-Stretton, and a r. station. The parish includes the townships of Rushbury, Stone-Acton, Wall-under-Haywood, Wilderhope, Stanway, and parts of Gretton and Eastwall. Acres, 4,132. Real property, £4,203. Pop., 576. Houses, 108. The property is much subdivided. The parish is traversed by Watling-street and Ryknield-street; is supposed to have had a Roman station; and has yielded Roman coins. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £449. Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. The church was restored in 1855. There are a parochial school, and charities £44.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Rushbury, a parish in Munslow hund., union of Church-Stretton, county of Salop; 8 miles south west by west of Much Wenlock, comprising the townships of East Wall, Gretton, Lutwytch with Stanway, Rushbury, Stone-Acton, and Wall under Heywood. Living, a rectory in the archd. of Salop. and dio. of Hereford; rated at £19 7s. 8½d.; gross income £449. Patron, the bishop of Worcester. Here is a daily school. Charities, in 1830, £45 19s. 7d. per annum. Poor rates, in 1838, £162 3s. Acres 5,620. Houses 97. A.P. £3,050. Pop., in 1801, 356; in 1831, 507.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Acton Stone

Shropshire Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Acton-Stone, a township in Rushbury parish, Salop; 3 miles E of Church-Stretton.

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

Eastwall

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Eastwall. A township in the parish of Rushbury, and in the upper division of the hundred of Munslow. 5 miles 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

Gretton

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Gretton. A township in the parish of Rushbury, and in the upper division of the hundred of Munslow. 4 miles north-east by 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

Lutwich

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Lutwich. A township in the parish of Rushbury, 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

Poll Books

Rushbury, Shropshire, Poll Book 1865

Administration

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