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Bayston Hill, Shropshire Family History

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Bayston Hill is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Shropshire, created in 1843 from Shrewsbury St Julian Ancient Parish and Condover Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1846

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Bayston Hill

  • Berrington
  • Sutton
  • Meole Brace
  • Condover
  • Shrewsbury St Chad
  • Pontesbury

Historical Descriptions

Bayston Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Bayston. A township in the parish of Condover, and in the Condover division of the hundred of Condover. 2 ½ miles South of Shrewsbury.

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


Bayston Hill Cassey Directory of Shropshire 1871

Bayston Hill is an ecclesiastical parish, with Lythwood Hall and part of Pulley, formed in 1844 from the parish of St. Julian, Shrewsbury, and Condover; it is 150 miles from London and 2 ½ from Shrewsbury, in the Southern division of the county, Atcham union and Shrewsbury incorporation, and diocese of Lichfield. Christ Church is a stone building in the Early English style. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £140, with residence, in the gift of the vicar of St. Julian’s, Shrewsbury. There are mixed school, endowed by the late Mrs. Flavel. The Independents and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel here. William Henry Hornby and Charles Kinnersley, Esq., are the principal landowners. The area is 540 acres, and the population in 1861 was 605.

Letters arrive through Shrewsbury at 7 a.m.; dispatched at 8-30 p.m.

Holder Thomas, esq. Bayston grove

Hornby Rev. Robert, The Vicarage

Price Mr. John, Oak villa

Scott William, esq. Lythwood hall

Davies John, Compasses inn

Edwards William, grocer and provision merchant

Fox William, farmer and stone quarry owner, Sharpstones

Groves Mary, farmer

Griffiths Samuel, parish clerk

Griffiths Thomas, butcher

Holbrook William, shopkeeper

Howells John, post office

Jones Edward, shopkeeper

Jones Edward, farmer, Bomere

Jones Charles, Fox inn

Mansell Job, beer retailer

Meddins Edward, farmer, Lythwood hall farm

Norris Mary, farmer, Pulley

Price George, well sinker

Webb George, shopkeeper

Source: Edward Cassey & Co’s, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Shropshire 1871


OS Map name 041/NW Annscroft, Bayston Hill, Great Lyth, Hook-a-Gate, Little Lyth, Lythbank, Pulley, SY5 8, SY3 0. Date: between 1883 and 1895.

OS Map name 041/NW Annscroft, Bayston Hill, Great Lyth, Hook-a-Gate, Little Lyth, Lythbank, Pulley, SY5 8, SY3 0. Date: between 1883 and 1895.

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  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Atcham; Shrewsbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Shrewsbury
  • Poor Law Union: Atcham, Shrewsbury
  • Hundred: Condover
  • Province: Canterbury