Withington, Shropshire Family History Guide

Withington is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Shropshire, created in 1738 from chapelry in Upton Magna Ancient Parish.

Parish church: St John the Baptist

Parish registers begin: 1591

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Withington

  • Upton Magna
  • Rodington
  • Wroxeter
  • Wellington
St John the Baptist parish church, Withington, Shropshire
St John the Baptist parish church, Withington, Shropshire, seen from the southwest. Attribution: Row17 / Withington Church / CC BY-SA 2.0

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WITHINGTON, a parish in Atcham district, Salop; on the Shrewsbury canal, 1¾ mile NE of Upton-Magna r. station, and 5¾ E of Shrewsbury. Post town, Upton-Magna, under Shrewsbury. Acres, 1,135. Real property, £1,998. Pop., 232. Houses, 50. The manor belongs to A. W. Corbet, Esq. The living is a p. curacy annexed to Upton-Magna. The church is decayed.

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

Parish Registers

Withington Parish Registers 1591-1812

Shropshire Parish registers Diocese of Lichfield Vol. V (1905)

Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society

General editor; 1900-1906, W.P.W. Phillimore

Publisher: Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society

Withington Parish Registers 1591-1812 – Archive.org


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

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