Sheriffhales, Shropshire and Staffordshire Family History Guide



Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Sheriff Hales, Sherriff Hales, Sherrifhales with Woodcote

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1557
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1670

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodists

Parishes adjacent to Sheriffhales

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SHERIFF-HALES, a township in Shiffnal district, Salop and Stafford, and a parish partly also in Newport district, Salop. The township lies 3¼ miles N by E of Shiffnal r. station; and has a post-office under Newport, Salop. Acres of the Salop portion, 2,513; of the Stafford portion, 2,878. Real property, £2,700 and £4,594. Pop., 166 and 650. Houses, 36 and 133. The parish contains also the chapelry of Woodcote, and comprises 6,639 acres. Pop., 966. Houses, 196. The manor belongs to the Duke of Sutherland. Ironstone abounds, and there is a mineral spring. The living is a vicarage, with Woodcote chapelry, in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £614. Patron, the Duke of Sutherland. The church is tolerable. There are a chapel of ease at Woodcote, a Wesleyan chapel, and national schools.

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

Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Sheriff-Hales, a parish partly in the Newport division of the hund. of Bradford, county of Salop, and partly in the west division of the hund. of Cuttlestone, union of Shiffnal, county of Stafford; 3 miles north-north by east of Shiffnal. Living, a vicarage in the archd. of Stafford and dio. of Lichfield; rated at £11 1s. 8d.; gross income £675. Patron, in 1841, the Duke of Sutherland. Here are 4 small daily schools, and a day and Sunday National school. Charities, in 1820, £1 15s. per annum. Poor rates, in 1838, £407 7s. Acres 7,040. Houses 208. A. P. £4,286. Pop., in 1801, 746; in 1831, 1,109.

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

Directories

Sheriff Hales Kellys Shropshire Directory 1891

Woodcote Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Family History Links

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Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

County: Shropshire & Staffordshire
Civil Registration District: Shifnal
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Brewood
Poor Law Union: Shifnal
Hundred: Shropshire: South Bradford; Staffordshire: West Cuttlestone
Province: Canterbury



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