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Newport, Shropshire Family History

Newport is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Shropshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1569

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Newport

  • Church Aston
  • Chetwynd
  • Edgmond
  • Forton

Historical Descriptions

Beeton's British Gazetteer 1870

Newport, a market and post town of England, in Shropshire, on the Strine, 17 miles N.E. from Shrewsbury. It has a parish church, a handsome town-hall, a free grammar-school, and some almshouses. Manf. Wood-ware and turnery, agricultural implements and machines. Mar. D. Tues. and Sat. P0p. 2856. It is a telegraph station, and a station on the Shropshire Union line of the London and North Western Railway.

Source: Beeton's British Gazetteer 1870. Ward, Lock & Tyler, Paternoster Row, London.


  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Newport
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Newport
  • Poor Law Union: Newport
  • Hundred: South Bradford
  • Province: Canterbury