Burwarton, Shropshire Family History Guide

Burwarton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1575

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Burwarton

Historical Descriptions

Burwarton Shropshire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Burwarton, a parish in the hund. of Stottesden, union of Bridgnorth, county of Salop; 10½ miles north-east of Ludlow; a streamlet of the river Rea passes through it. Living, a discharged rectory in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Hereford; rated at £4 6s. 8d., and in the parliamentary returns at £118; gross income £129. Patron, in 1835, the Rev. J. Churton. Pop., in 1801, 107; in 1831, 112. Houses 22. Acres 1,170. A. P. £626. Poor rates, in 1837, £50.

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

Burwarton Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Burwarton. A parish in the Cleobury division of the hundred of Stottesden, a rectory discharged, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Stottesden, and archdeaconry of Salop. 22 houses, 123 inhabitants. 9 miles south-west of Bridgnorth.

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.


Burwarton Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Poll Books

Burwarton, Shropshire, Poll Book 1865


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

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