Dorrington, Shropshire Family History Guide

Dorrington is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Shropshire, created in 1845 from Condover Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1845

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Parishes adjacent to Dorrington

  • Leebotwood
  • Longnor
  • Stapleton
  • Condover

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Dorrington, a chapelry, with a village, in Condover parish, Salop; on an affluent of the river Severn, and on the Shrewsbury and Hereford railway, 6 ¼ miles S of Shrewsbury. It has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Shrewsbury. The chapelry was constituted in 1845. Pop., 382. Houses, 72. the property is divided among a few. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £127. Patron, T. H. H. Edwards, Esq. The church is recent; and there is an Independent chapel.

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

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Dorrington. A township in the parish of Condover, and in the Condover division of the hundred of Condover. The residence of William Cross Curtis, Esq.

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


Dorrington Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Parish Registers

The Register of Lyth Hill and Dorrington Independent Chapel 1808-1837

Shropshire parish registers: Nonconformist and Roman Catholic registers (1903)

Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society; Evans, George Eyre; Fletcher, W. G. D. (William George Dimock), 1851-1935; Kinsella, William

Publisher: [London]: Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society

The Register of Lyth Hill and Dorrington Independent Chapel 1808-1837 –


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

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