Quatford

Quatford, Shropshire

Historical Descriptions

Quatford

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Quatford. A parish in the liberties of Bridgnorth, a curacy, in the exempt jurisdiction of Bridgnorth. 86 houses, 411 inhabitants. 2 miles south-east of Bridgnorth. Quatford is a parish and manor. In the beautiful village of the same name lies the lordship of the Hay, anciently the seat of the Bruyns and Otleys, – now belonging to the Hon. Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson, brother of the Earl of Liverpool. Quatford is held with Erdington.

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

Eardington

Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Eardington or Erdington, a township in Quatford parish, Salop; near the Severn river and the Severn Valley railway, 1½ mile S of Bridgnorth. Acres, 1,301. Real property, £5,876; of which £100 are in quarries, £100 in mines, and £120 in iron-works. Pop., 370. Houses, 76. A stoppage of coal and brickworks here occasioned a decrease of about one-fourth of the population between 1851 and 1861.

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

Eardington The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Eardington, a township in Quatford parish, county of Salop , 2 miles south of Bridgenorth, and west of the river Severn. Acres 1,200. Houses 63. A.P. £1,773. Pop., in 1801, 328; in 1831, 325. Poor rates, in 1838, £75 4s

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

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Eardington. A parish in the liberties of Bridgnorth, united to Quatford, which is in the peculiar jurisdiction of Bridgnorth, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. 60 houses, 306 inhabitants. 1 ½ mile 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

Poll Books

Quatford, Poll Book 1865
Eardington, Poll Book 1865

Directories

Quatford Cassey Shropshire Directory 1875