Chetton, Shropshire Family History

Chetton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

The parish comprises the townships of Chetton, Ewdon Burnell, Ewdon George, Faintree and Criddon, with the chapelry of Loughton.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1538

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Chetton

  • Neenton
  • Ditton Priors
  • Stottesdon
  • Glazeley and Deuxhill
  • Upton Cressett
  • Oldbury
  • Chelmarsh
  • Middleton Scriven
  • Morville
  • Quatford

Historical Descriptions

Chetton Shropshire Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Chetton, a parish in Bridgnorth and Cleobury-Mortimer districts, and a sub-district in Bridgnorth district. Salop. The parish lies on an affluent of the Severn, 4 miles SW of Bridgnorth r. station; and is chiefly in Bridgnorth district, but includes Loughton chapelry in Cleobury - Mortimer district. Post-town, Bridgnorth. Acres, 4,936. Real property, £6,992. Pop., 590. Houses, 120. The property is subdivided. The manor belonged to Godiva. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Loughton, and with the rectories of Deuxhill and Glazeley, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £772. Patron, T. W. W. Browne, Esq. The church is partly Norman. Charities, £14.—The sub-district contains sixteen parishes, the main part of Chetton parish, and part of another. Acres, 38,589. Pop., 4,725. Houses, 952.

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

Chetton Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Chetton. A parish in the Chelmarsh division of the hundred of Stottesden, a rectory remaining in charge, and consolidated with Deuxhill, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Stottesden, and archdeaconry of Salop. 4 ½ miles south-west of Bridgnorth. 108 houses, 573 inhabitants.

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 Books

Chetton, Poll Book 1865


Chetton Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871


  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Bridgnorth
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Stottesdon
  • Poor Law Union: Bridgnorth
  • Hundred: Stottesdon
  • Province: Canterbury