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Clee St. Margaret Shropshire Family History

Photo of Clee St.Margaret Overlooking the patchwork of fields and hedges around the village from the rim of Nordy Bank Iron-Age hill fort. by Peter Evans, some rights reserved.

Clee St. Margaret is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Other places in the parish include: Cockshutford.

Parish church: St. Margaret

Parish registers begin: 1721

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic, Primitive Methodists. A chapel for Primitive Methodists was erected in 1866.

Parishes adjacent to Clee St. Margaret

  • Heath
  • Diddlebury
  • Cold Weston
  • Skirmage
  • Abdon
  • Stoke St Milborough
  • Burwarton
  • Loughton

Clee St. Margaret. The copyright on this image is owned by Geoff Pick and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Clee-St. Margaret, a parish in Ludlow district, Salop; under the Clee Hills, 7½ miles NNE of Ludlow r. station. It includes the hamlet of Coxheadford; and its post town is Ludlow. Acres, 1, 589. Real property, £1, 241. Pop., 281. Houses, 65. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £172. Patron, the Rev. H. T. Pelham. The church was repaired in 1860.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

St Margaret's parish church, Clee St Margaret, Shropshire, seen from the northeast. The copyright on this image is owned by Philip Pankhurst and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Clee (St. Margaret's), a parish, in the union of Ludlow, hundred of Munslow, S. division of Salop, 8¼ miles (N. E. by N.) from Ludlow; containing 269 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, valued in the King's books at £2. 8. 4.; net income, £172; patrons, Representatives of J. C. Pelham, Esq. There is a place of worship for Roman Catholics at Clee Hills.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Clee St. Margaret. A parish in the lower division of the hundred of Munslow, a curacy remaining in charge, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Ludlow, and archdeaconry of Salop. 55 houses, 229 inhabitants. 7 miles north north-east of Ludlow.

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


Clee St. Margaret Cassey Shropshire Directory 1875

Clee St. Margaret is a parish and village, with the hamlet of Cockshutford, 8 miles north-north-east from Ludlow, in the Southern division of the county, Lower division of Munslow hundred, Ludlow union, and diocese of Hereford; it is situated on the Clee brook.  The church of St. Margaret is an old structure.  The living is a vicarage, annual value £164, in the gift of the Rev. H. Thursby Pelham, M.A.  The Rev. Henry Thursby Pelham, M.A., is lord of the manor and principal landowner.  A chapel for Primitive Methodists was erected in 1866.  The soil is a strong clay upon limestone.  The charities are only 12s. 10d.  The area is 1,590 acres, and the population in 1861 was 281; gross estimated rental, £1,228; rateable value, £1,045.

Cockshutford is a hamlet in this parish, situated in a sequestered and romantic dingle.  At Norley Bank are traces of an encampment.

Letters are received through Ludlow.

Carrier. – William Humphreys, to Bridgnorth, every Saturday; to Ludlow, every Monday.

Clee St. Margaret

Clinton William, wheelwright

Corfield George, farmer

Duce Jane, Shoulder of Mutton Inn

Gwilt John, Boot Inn

Hall Thomas, farmer

Heighway John, farmer

Heighway Samuel, farmer

Howells William, miller

Humphreys William, shopkeeper

Jones Samuel, farmer

Kelly John, blacksmith

Millichamp Thomas, farmer

Passey Richard, farmer

Phaisey John, shopkeeper

Wall George, farmer

Weaver William, shoe maker

Welch Edward, tailor

Wheelwright Thomas, farmer


Bennet Edward, farmer

Duce Richard, farmer

Norgrove Edwin, farmer

Turner Edward, farmer

Source: Edward Cassey & Co.’s History, Gazetteer, & Directory of Shropshire. Printed Shrewsbury 1875.

Poll Books

Clee St. Margaret, Shropshire, Poll Book 1865

Below are the names of those that voted in the election of July 1865 between Col. The Hon. P. E. Herbert, Sir Baldwin Leighton, Bart., and R. Jasper More, Esq.

Clee St. Margaret, Shropshire, Poll Book 1865

Clee St. Margaret, Shropshire, Poll Book 1865.

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Poll Book of the Election, July 1865 for the Southern Division of Shropshire.

Ludlow Polling District

Clee St. Margaret, Parish of

2332 Bennett Edward

2333 Burton John

2334 Cooper Abraham

2335 Cooper Levi

2336 Dodson John

2337 Duce Edward

2338 Duce Jerre

2339 Edwards William

2340 Hall John

2341 Hall Thomas, see 4150

2342 Heighway Samuel

2343 Heighway John

2344 Heighway John

2345 Heighway William

2346 Howells Isaac

2347 Jones Samuel

2348 Jones Samuel

2349 Norgrove Edwin

2350 Patrick John, dead

2351 Pelham Augustus Thursby, see 3777

2352 Turner Edward


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