Hopton Castle, Shropshire Family History Guide


Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Hopton Castle

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HOPTON CASTLE, a parish, with a village, in Clun district, Salop; on a branch of the river Clun, 2½ miles NNW of Hopton Heath r. station, and 7 NE of Knighton. Post town, Aston-on-Clun, Shropshire. Acres, 2, 552. Rated property, £1,768. Pop., 138. Houses, 28. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to T. Beale, Esq. A castle of the Cliffords stood here; was taken by storm in the civil wars of Charles I.; and has left some traces. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £238. Patron, T. Beale, Esq. The church is ancient; was recently in disrepair; and contains several monuments.

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

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Hopton Castle. A parish in the Stow division of the hundred of Purslow, a rectory, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Clun, and archdeaconry of Salop. 7 miles south of Bishopscastle.

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

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Administration

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



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