Alberbury  Shropshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Alberbury like this:

ALBERBURY, or Abberbury, a township and a subdistrict in the district of Atcham, Salop: and a parish, partly in the same district and county, and partly in the district and county of Montgomery. The township lies on Watling-street, near the Severn, 4 miles SW of Bas church r. station, and 9 W by N of Shrewsbury; and has a post office under Shrewsbury. ...

Acres, with Wollaston chapelry, 6,471. Pop., exclusive of Wollaston, 632. Houses, 110. The township is called Alberbury Lower Quarter; and the chapelry is called Alberbury Upper Quarter. Loton Hall, the seat of Sir Baldwin Leighton, Bart., is adjacent. A priory for black monks was founded at Alberbury by Fitzwarren, in the time of Henry I., and was given by Henry VI. to All Souls' College, Oxford. The subdistrict of Alberbury comprises two parishes and part of a third. Acres, 12,034. Pop., 2,235. Houses, 446. The parish of Alberbury comprises the two Alberbury Quarters in Salop, and the townships of Banseley, Middletown, and Uppington, and the chapelry of Criggion in Montgomery. Acres, 9,599. Real property, £8,429. Pop., 1,918. Houses, 360. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £187.* Patron, All Souls' College, Oxford. The church is ancient. The vicarages of Wollaston and Criggion are separate benefices. Charities, £17. Glyn, a hamlet in this parish, was the birthplace of old Parr.

Alberbury through time

Alberbury is now part of Shrewsbury and Atcham district. Click here for graphs and data of how Shrewsbury and Atcham has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Alberbury itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Alberbury, in Shrewsbury and Atcham and Shropshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd July 2024

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