Oldbury  Shropshire


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.

Oldbury through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th January 2022

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