In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Oldbury like this:
OLDBURY, a village and a parish in Bridgnorth district, Salop. The village stands near the river Severn and the Severn Valley railway, 1 mile S S W of Bridg-north; and has a post-office under Bridgnorth. The parish comprises 808 acres. Pop. in 1851, 131; in 1861, 207. Houses, 41. The increase of pop. ...
arosefrom the operations of a Freehold Land society. Tracesexist of an encampment from which the parliamentarianarmy, in the civil wars of Charles I., bombarded Bridg-north Castle. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £254.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient, and has a bell turret.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Oldbury, in Bridgnorth and Shropshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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