Shenstone, Staffordshire Family History Guide


St. John the Baptist, Shenstone.
St. John the Baptist, Shenstone. Geoff Pick / St. John the Baptist, Shenstone / CC BY-SA 2.0

Shenstone is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Catshill, Chesterfield, Lynn, Little Aston, Little Hay, and Fotherley.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1579
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1653

Nonconformists include: Society of Friends/Quaker and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Shenstone

Historical Descriptions

Shenstone

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

SHENSTONE, a village and a parish in Lichfield district, Stafford. The village stands on an eminence 3 ½ miles S by W of Lichfield r. station; is a seat of petty-sessions; and has a post-office under Lichfield, and a fair on the last Monday of Feb. The parish contains also seven hamlets, and comprises 8,451 acres. Real property, £17,723. Pop. in 1851, 2,043; in 1861, 2,131. Houses, 436. The property is considerably divided. S. Hall, S. House, S. Moss, S. Lodge, Aston Hall, and Fotherley Hall are chief residences. An ancient castle stood on a spot now called Castle-Field. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £488. Patron, the Rev. Dr. Peel. The church was rebuilt in 1853. The p. curacy of Stonnal is a separate benefice. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £136.

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

Chesterfield Staffordshire Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

CHESTERFIELD, a hamlet in Shenstone parish, Stafford; 2 miles SSW of Lichfield. Pop., 133.

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

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Administration

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


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