Munslow  Shropshire


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

MUNSLOW, a village, a parish, a sub-district, and a hundred, in Salop. The village stands near the river Corve, 7½ miles N E of Craven Arms r. station, and 10 N by E of Ludlow; has a post-office under Church-Stretton, Shropshire; and gave the title of Baron to Lord Keeper Littleton, who was a native. ...

The parish contains the townships of Aston, Broadstone, Millichope, Lower Poston, and Thonglands, the villes of Holloway and Topley, the hamlet of Bachmill, and part of the township of Hungerford. Acres, 3, 504. Real property, £6,034. Pop., 712. Houses, 138. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to O.Pemberton, Esq. Millichope Park is achief residence. The living is a rectory, united with the chapelry of Broadstone, in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £763.* Patron, the Rev. T.Powell. The church is ancient; consists of nave, N aisle, chancel, and chantry chapel, with a low tower; contains an ancient font, and several monuments; and was recently in bad condition. A chapel of ease is at Broadstone; and a Wesleyan chapel, in the pointed style, built in 1863, is at Aston. There are a parochial school, and charities £13.—The sub-district contains also five other parishes, and is in Ludlow district. Acres, 15, 193. Pop., 2,051. Houses, 419. The hundred contains twenty-seven parishes, and parts of two others; and is cut into two divisions, lower and upper. Acres of the l. div., 55, 466. Pop. in 1851, 7, 739. Houses, 1, 489. Acres of the u.div., 33, 919. Pop. in 1851, 4, 153. Houses, 775. Pop.of both in 1861, 10, 978. Houses, 2, 166.

Munslow through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 12th November 2019

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