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Shropshire, or Salop, is an inland county of [[England]] along its border with [[Wales]]. Traditionally the county was bounded by the English counties of [[Cheshire]]; [[Staffordshire]]; [[Worcestershire]] and [[Herefordshire]]; and the historic Welsh counties of [[Denbighshire]]; [[Flintshire]]; [[Montgomeryshire]] and [[Radnorshire]].  
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* [[The Shropshire Family History Society|Shropshire Family History Society Meetings (3rd Tuesday)]]
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*The world's first bridge to be made out of cast iron was built across the River Severn at '''Ironbridge''' in 1779.
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*Charles Darwin, the eminent naturalist, was born in '''Shrewsbury''' in 1809.
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*Cadfael (or ''Cadfael ap Meilyr ap Dafydd''), in Ellis Peters' mediaeval novels, was a Benedictine monk and herbalist at the abbey at '''Shrewsbury'''.
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[[Image:England-shropshire.png|thumb|right|England-shropshire.png]] Shropshire, or Salop, is an inland county of [[England]] along its border with [[Wales]]. Traditionally the county was bounded by the English counties of [[Cheshire]]; [[Staffordshire]]; [[Worcestershire]] and [[Herefordshire]]; and the historic Welsh counties of [[Denbighshire]]; [[Flintshire]]; [[Montgomeryshire]] and [[Radnorshire]].  
  
Shropshire is one of England's most rural and sparsely populated counties, although it also played an important role in the Industrial Revolution.
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Shropshire is one of England's most rural and sparsely populated counties, although it also played an important role in the Industrial Revolution.  
  
The county town is the history town of '''Shrewsbury''', although the new town of '''Telford''', built around the towns of Wellington, Dawley and Madeley, is the largest town in the county.
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The county town is the history town of '''Shrewsbury''', although the new town of '''Telford''', built around the towns of Wellington, Dawley and Madeley, is the largest town in the county.  
  
Much of Shropshire was previously within Wales, and formed the eastern part of the ancient Kingdom of Powys. It was annexed to Saxon '''Mercia''' by King Offa in the eighth century.
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Much of Shropshire was previously within Wales, and formed the eastern part of the ancient Kingdom of Powys. It was annexed to Saxon '''Mercia''' by King Offa in the eighth century.  
  
Motto: '''''Floreat Salopia''
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Motto: '''''Floreat Salopia'''''  
  
==Featured content==
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'''Browse by Topic''': [[:Category:Shropshire|All pages for Shropshire]] <br>
*'''Browse by Topic''': [[:Category:Shropshire|All pages for Shropshire]]  
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*[[Shropshire Gazeteer 1870]]
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==Jurisdictions==
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== Research Tools  ==
*[[Shropshire Hamlets|Hamlet]]
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*[[Shropshire Parishes|Parish]]: an area of varying size under the responsibility of a clergyman of the Church of England
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*[[Shropshire Gazetteer 1870|Shropshire Gazetteer entry for 1870]]
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== Jurisdictions ==
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Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Shropshire.
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Search for more on the [[Shropshire/Towns and Parishes]].
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*[[Shropshire Hamlets|Hamlet]]  
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*[[Shropshire Parishes|Parish]]: an area of varying size under the responsibility of a clergyman of the Church of England  
 
*[[Shropshire Hundreds|Hundred]]: a group of two or more parishes  
 
*[[Shropshire Hundreds|Hundred]]: a group of two or more parishes  
 
*Sub-district: comprised of more than one civil parish  
 
*Sub-district: comprised of more than one civil parish  
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*[[Shropshire Poor Law Unions|Poor Law Union]]  
 
*[[Shropshire Poor Law Unions|Poor Law Union]]  
 
*Archdeaconry  
 
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*[[Shropshire Dioceses|Diocese]]
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*[[Shropshire Dioceses|Diocese]]  
 
*County
 
*County
  
==Did you know?==
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==== Civil Registration Districts  ====
*The world's first bridge to be made out of cast iron was built across the River Severn at '''Ironbridge''' in 1779.
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*Charles Darwin, the eminent naturalist, was born in '''Shrewsbury''' in 1809.
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When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Shropshire was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes.The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place. Click [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/REG/sal.htm here] to see a list of the civil districts in Shropshire and the parishes covered by each. Read more about [[England Civil Registration]].
*Cadfael (or ''Cadfael ap Meilyr ap Dafydd''), in Ellis Peters' mediaeval novels, was a Benedictine monk and herbalist at the abbey at '''Shrewsbury'''.
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==== Parishes  ====
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See a list of [[Shropshire Parishes|parishes]] of Shropshire with links to articles.
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==== Probate Jurisdictions  ====
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Before 1858, every town and parish in Shropshire was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts. To read more about probate records and see a list of Shropshire towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to [[Shropshire Probate Records|Shropshire Probate Records]].
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== Things you can do  ==
  
==Things you can do==
 
 
*Visit the [http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/archives.nsf Shropshire Archive] in Shrewsbury.
 
*Visit the [http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/archives.nsf Shropshire Archive] in Shrewsbury.
  
==Useful websites==
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== Useful websites ==
*[http://www.sfhs.org.uk/ Shropshire FHS]
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*[http://www.users.waitrose.com/~coxfamily/ Shropshire Nonconformist Chapels]
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*[http://www.sfhs.org.uk/ Shropshire FHS]  
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*[http://www.users.waitrose.com/~coxfamily/ Shropshire Nonconformist Chapels]  
 
*[http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/ Ironbridge Gorge Museum]
 
*[http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/ Ironbridge Gorge Museum]
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To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Shropshire and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/shropshire.htm FHLFavorites.info].
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{{Geographic location
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|Center    = Shropshire
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|North    = [[Cheshire]]
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|Northeast = [[Cheshire]]<br />[[Staffordshire]]
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|East      = [[Staffordshire]]
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|Southeast = [[Worcestershire]]
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|South    = [[Herefordshire]]
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|Southwest = [[Radnorshire]], ''Wales''
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|West      = [[Montgomeryshire]], ''Wales''
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|Northwest = [[Denbighshire]], ''Wales''
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  • The world's first bridge to be made out of cast iron was built across the River Severn at Ironbridge in 1779.
  • Charles Darwin, the eminent naturalist, was born in Shrewsbury in 1809.
  • Cadfael (or Cadfael ap Meilyr ap Dafydd), in Ellis Peters' mediaeval novels, was a Benedictine monk and herbalist at the abbey at Shrewsbury.
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Shropshire, or Salop, is an inland county of England along its border with Wales. Traditionally the county was bounded by the English counties of Cheshire; Staffordshire; Worcestershire and Herefordshire; and the historic Welsh counties of Denbighshire; Flintshire; Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire.

Shropshire is one of England's most rural and sparsely populated counties, although it also played an important role in the Industrial Revolution.

The county town is the history town of Shrewsbury, although the new town of Telford, built around the towns of Wellington, Dawley and Madeley, is the largest town in the county.

Much of Shropshire was previously within Wales, and formed the eastern part of the ancient Kingdom of Powys. It was annexed to Saxon Mercia by King Offa in the eighth century.

Motto: Floreat Salopia

Browse by Topic: All pages for Shropshire

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Contents

Research Tools

Jurisdictions

Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Shropshire.

Search for more on the Shropshire/Towns and Parishes.

Civil Registration Districts

When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Shropshire was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes.The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place. Click here to see a list of the civil districts in Shropshire and the parishes covered by each. Read more about England Civil Registration.

Parishes

See a list of parishes of Shropshire with links to articles.

Probate Jurisdictions

Before 1858, every town and parish in Shropshire was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts. To read more about probate records and see a list of Shropshire towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to Shropshire Probate Records.

Things you can do

Useful websites

To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Shropshire and many of its parishes, visit FHLFavorites.info.