Barrow, Shropshire Family History Guide

Barrow is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Other places in the parish include: Arlescott, Swinney, and Arlscott.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1660

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Barrow

  • Much Wenlock
  • Willey
  • Astley Abbots
  • Bourton
  • Acton Round
  • Posenhall
  • Benthall
  • Morville

Historical Descriptions

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Barrow, 2½ m. E. Wenlock. P. 383

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Barrow. A parish in the franchise of Wenlock, chapel to Much Wenlock, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Stottesden, and archdeaconry of Salop. 96 houses, 462 inhabitants. 2 ½ miles east of Wenlock.

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

Universal British Directory 1791

Barrow, which is one mile east of Broseley, has a large porcelain manufactory, which is carried on by Thomas Turner, Esq. under the name of the Shropshire Porcelain Manufactory

Source: Universal British Directory 1791

The Shropshire Hearth Tax Roll 1672

Barrow The Shropshire Hearth Tax Roll 1672


Barrow (inc. Caughley, Shirlett, The Marsh, Swinney, Arlscot and Posenhall) – Cassey Directory of Shropshire 1871


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

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