Photo of Nave and west tower of the parish church of St Mary the Virgin, Whitton, Shropshire, seen from the southeast. by Philip Halling, some rights reserved.

Whitton Shropshire Genealogy & Family History

Whitton is a chapelry of Burford Ancient Parish in Shropshire.

Parish church: St Mary the Virgin

Parish registers begin: 1825

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Whitton

  • Knowbury
  • Caynham
  • Greete
  • Hope Bagot
  • Burford

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Whitton, a township in the parish of Burford, hund. of Overs, union of Tenbury, county of Salop; 3½ miles north-west by north of Tenbury. Tithes of Whitton, with those of Vennington-Marsh and Wigmore, commuted in 1840; aggregate amount £324 17s. 5d. Acreage with the parish. Houses 14. A.P. £1,094. Pop., in 1801, 62; in 1831, 76. Poor rates, in 1838, £31 12s. See Burford. Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

WHITTON, a township in the parish of BURFORD, hundred of OVERS, county of SALOP, 3½ miles (N. W. by N.) from Tenbury, containing 68 inhabitants. Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

Poll books

Whitton Shropshire Poll Book 1865


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