Reorganisation of Parishroots

As some of you may have noticed, Parishroots is having a make-over for the New Year. All the articles are being reorganised by book rather than county. This will make it obvious what type of articles are available and should give a shorter categories list. Each article is also tagged with the parish name. If you click the tag it will take you to all the articles for that parish. To make it easier to find the parish you are interested in you will be able to use the menus on the left of the page. Choose the country, then county for the parish you are interested in. Each County Page will have a list of parishes which link to the tag page for that parish and thus will list all articles for that parish.

Fairford Gloucestershire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Fairford, a market-town and parish in the hund. of Brightwell’s Barrow, union of Cirencester, county of Gloucester; 24 miles east-south-east of Gloucester, on the post-road from Cirencester to Farringdon, at the foot of the Coteswold hills; about 3 miles distance from the grand canal which unites the Severn with the Thames, and on the eastern bank of the river Colne, over which there are here two neat stone bridges. Acres 4,220. Houses 317. A. P. £6,301. Pop., in 1801, 1,326; in 1831, 1,574. Living, a vicarage, formerly in the archd. and dio. of Gloucester, now in the archd. of Bristol and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £13 11s. 5d.; gross income £482. Continue reading “Fairford Gloucestershire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851″

Woore Shropshire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Woore, or Wore, a chapelry in that part of the parish of Mucklestone which is in the Drayton division of the hund. of Bradford (North), union of Market-Drayton, county of Salop; 6¾ miles north-north-east of Drayton-in-Hales. It includes the townships of Bearston, Dorrington, and Gravenhanger. Living, a perpetual curacy, formerly in the dio. of Lichfield and Coventry, now in the dio. of Lichfield; certified at £18, returned at £27; gross income £50. Patron, in 1841, Sir D. Mackworth. Acreage with the parish. Houses 72. Pop., in 1831, 400. Poor rates, in 1838, £264.

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

Woolstrop Gloucestershire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Woolstrop, a hamlet in the parish of Quedgeley, hund. of Dudstone and King’s-Barton. county of Gloucester; 5 miles north by east of Gloucester. Acres 90. Houses 5. A. P. with parish. Pop., in 1801, 35 ; in 1831, 39.

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

Woolstone Gloucestershire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Woolston [sic], a parish in the lower division of the hund. of Deerhurst, but locally situated in that of Cleeve, union of Tewkesbury, county of Gloucester; 4 miles west-north-west of Winchcombe, near the line of the Birmingham and Gloucester railway. Living, a rectory, formerly in the archd. and dio. of Gloucester, now in the dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £13 6s. 0½d.; gross income £203. Patron, the earl of Coventry. In 1833 here was 1 daily school. Acres 860. Houses 19. A. P. £1,486. Pop., in 1801, 83; in 1831, 92. Poor rates, in 1838, £31 1s.

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

Woolstaston Shropshire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Woolstaston, a parish in the hund. of Condover, union of Church-Stretton, county of Salop; 10½ miles south-south-west of Shrewsbury. Living, a rectory in the archd. of Salop and dio. of Hereford; certified at £5, returned at £130; gross income £165. Tithes commuted in 1840; aggregate amount £145 7s. 5d. Patron, in 1841, W. W. Whitmore, Esq. Charities, in 1830, £1 14s. per annum. Poor rates, in 1838, £11 6s. Acres 800. Houses 16. A. P. £519. Pop., in 1801, 101 ; in 1831, 89.

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

Shrewsbury Shropshire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

A borough, and market-town, in the liberty of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, on the navigable river Severn; 158 miles north-west of London by railway to Birmingham, and thence by the Holyhead parliamentary-road, through Wolverhampton. It communicates with the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction canal, by the Shrewsbury canal. Acres 14,680. Houses 4,057. A. P. £73,133. Pop., in 1801, 14,739; in 1831, 21,227.

General description. — Shrewsbury is of great antiquity, having been built by the Britons on the ruins of an ancient city called Uriconium. It is pleasantly situated on two gentle elevations on the north bank of the Severn, within one of the serpentine windings of which it was originally altogether included: but it has gradually extended beyond the river on the east and west sides of the peninsula into suburbs, forming Abbey Foregate and Coleham on the east, and Frankwell on the west; and also beyond the neck of the isthmus, and the castle, to the north, forming the suburb of Castle-Foregate. Continue reading “Shrewsbury Shropshire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851″

Shipston-on-Stour Worcestershire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Shipston-on-Stour, a parish and market-town in the upper division of the hund. of Oswaldslow, union of Shipston-on-Stour, county of Worcester; 30 miles east-south-east of Worcester. Acres 1,300. Houses 369. A. P. £4,233. Pop., in 1801, 1,293; in 1831, 1,632. Living, a rectory with that of Tidmington, in the archd. and dio. of Worcester; rated at £5 7s. 8½d.; gross income £700. Tithes commuted in 1840. Patrons, the dean and chapter of Worcester, and the principal and fellows of Jesus’ college, Oxford, alternately. Continue reading “Shipston-on-Stour Worcestershire The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851″