Great Ness, Shropshire Family History Guide

Great Ness is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Alternative names: Nestrange, Great Ness and Hopton, Great Ness

Other places in the parish include: Alderton, Felton-Butler, Hopton, Kinton, Ness-Cliff, and Wilcott.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1589

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Primitive Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Great Ness

  • Shrawardine
  • Montford
  • Knockin
  • Little Ness
  • Kinnerley
  • Ruyton of the Eleven Towns

Historical Descriptions

Great Ness

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

NESS (Great), a township and a parish in Ellesmere district, Salop. The township lies adjacent to the Potteries, Shrewsbury, and North Wales railway, between Kinnerley and Ness-Cliff r. stations, 8 miles, by road, NW by W of Shrewsbury. The parish contains also the townships of Alderton, Felton-Butler, Hopton, Kinton, Ness-Cliff, and Wilcott; and its post town is Baschurch, under Shrewsbury. Acres, 5,279. Real property, £6,267. Pop., 573. Houses, 116. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Earl of Bradford. Ness Hall has belonged to the Edwards family since 1660. A remarkable cave is in the parish, divided into two sections by a massive rock pillar, and inscribed with the date 1564 and the initials of the outlaw Humphrey Kynaston. Fine red sandstone is quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £305. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient, of different periods; has a tower; and is in good condition. There are a parochial school, and charities every fourth year £20.

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

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Ness; (Great) or Nestrange. A parish in the Baschurch division of the hundred of Pimhill, a vicarage discharged, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, the deanery of Salop, and archdeaconry of Salop. 104 houses, 580 inhabitants. 7 miles north-west of Shrewsbury.

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

Adcot

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Adcot. A township in the parish of Great Ness, and in the Baschurch division of the hundred of Pimhill. 7 miles north-west of Shrewsbury.

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

Alderton

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Alderton. A township in the parish of Great Ness, and in the Baschurch division of the hundred of Pimhill. 7 miles north-west by west of Shrewsbury.

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

Felton Butler

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Felton Butler. A township in the parish of Great Ness, and in the Baschurch division of the hundred of Pimhill. 7 miles north-west of Shrewsbury.

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

Kinton

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Kinton. A township in the parish of Great Ness, and in the Baschurch division of the hundred of Pimhill. 9 miles north-west of Shrewsbury.

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

Nescliff

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Nescliff, a place 8 miles from Shrewsbury, in Salop; with a post-office under Shrewsbury.

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

Administration

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