parish maps

tithe and parish maps

Map of Tong parish, 1759

Map of Tong parish, 1759

Map of the Parish of Baschurch, 1794

Map of the Parish of Baschurch, 1794

Glebe land, map of lands in Wentnor

Glebe land, map of lands in Wentnor

Bishop's Castle tithe map

Bishop's Castle tithe map

Field name map of land witihin Oswestry

Field name map of land within Oswestry

Map 5 from Spode enclosure act

Map 5 from Spode enclosure act

Introduction

Shropshire Archives holds the documents, originally stored in parish chests, for most C of E parishes in the county. Not all parish collections contain maps but, where they do, these can be extremely useful. Tithe maps and apportionments, available for parishes and townships, are such a useful source of information that Shropshire Archives has purchased a complete set of copies from The National Archives which can be seen on open access in our Reading Room on microform as can some other parish maps. Almost all of our parish collections can be searched on our on-line catalogue.

Maps are likely to be in the catalogue for each parish under the following sections: Benefice – F; Statutory Deposits – T; and occasionally in Poor Law – L; School – R; or Miscellaneous V. If you are checking references at the archives, the parish lists can be found in blue folders on the Search Room shelves.

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