Alveley

Photo of Parish church of St Mary the Virgin, Alveley, Shropshire, England, seen from the northeast by Graham Maclachlan, some rights reserved.

Alveley Shropshire Family History

Alveley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Alveley parish includes the liberty of Romsley, and the townships of Alam Bridge or Allom Bridge, Cotton and Kingsnordley, Nordley Regis, King’s Nordley or Nordley.

Parish Church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin: 1561

Nonconformists included in Alveley: Primitive Methodist

Alveley Methodist Church, Church Road, Alveley, Shropshire, seen from the west. The copyright on this image is owned by Row17 and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Parishes adjacent to Alveley

  • Highley
  • Upper Arley
  • Bobbington
  • Quatt
  • Chelmarsh
  • Claverley
  • Kinver
  • Enville

Historical Descriptions

Alveley

THE PARLIAMENTARY GAZETTEER OF ENGLAND AND WALES 1851

Alveley, a parish and township, partly in the hund. of Stottesden, and partly in the borough of Bridgenorth, union of Bridgenorth, county of Salop; on the eastern bank of the Severn; 6 miles south east of Bridgenorth. It includes the liberty of Romsley, and the township of Nordley-Regis. Living, a perpetual curacy under the jurisdiction of the peculiar court of Bridgenorth; rated at £65 per annum in the parliamentary returns; gross income £82. Patron, in 1835, John Wingfield, Esq., who appoints an official and registrar. There are three daily schools here: one a free school, endowed by John Grove in 1615; master’s salary £22 12s. John Grove also bequeathed yearly stipends to five old men of the parish. The entire income of both these churches is £73. The other charities connected with the parish yield £56 yearly. Pop., in 1801, 791 ; in 1831, 949. Houses 193. Acres 7,640. A. P. £5,618. Poor rates of the township, in 1837, £485.

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

LEONARD’S GAZETTEER OF ENGLAND AND WALES 1850

Alveley with Nordley-Regis, 6 m S.S.E. Bridgenorth. P. 1062

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

GREGORY SHROPSHIRE GAZETTEER 1824

Alvely. A curacy and parish in the exempt jurisdiction of the borough of Bridgnorth, - partly in the borough of Bridgnorth, partly in the Bridgnorth division of the hundred of Stottesden. 180 houses, 975 inhabitants. 7 miles south-east by south of Bridgnorth.

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

Alam Bridge or Allom Bridge

GREGORY SHROPSHIRE GAZETTEER 1824

Alam Bridge or Allom Bridge. A township in the parish of Alvely, and in the liberties of Bridgnorth. 6 ½ miles south-east of Bridgnorth.

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

Cotton

GREGORY SHROPSHIRE GAZETTEER 1824

Cotton. A township in the parish of Alveley, and a chapelry. Cotton Hall is the residence of the Rev. J. H. Petit. 5 ½ miles south-east of Bridgnorth.

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

Nordley Regis

SHROPSHIRE GAZETTEER 1824

Nordley Regis or King’s Nordley or Nordley. A township in the parish of Alveley, and in the liberties of Bridgnorth. 5 miles south-east of Bridgnorth.

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

Romsley

SHROPSHIRE GAZETTEER 1824

Romsley. A township in the parish of Alveley, and in the liberties of Bridgnorth.

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

Poll Book

Poll Book 1865, Alveley Shropshire
Romsley, Poll Book 1865

Directories

Alveley Cassey Shropshire Directory 1875
Alveley Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871
Alveley Kellys Shropshire Directory 1863

Administration

  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Bridgnorth
  • Probate Court: Court of the Royal Peculiar of Bridgnorth
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Bridgnorth
  • Poor Law Union: Bridgnorth
  • Hundred: Stottesdon
  • Province: Canterbury