Albrighton  Shropshire


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

ALBRIGHTON, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict, in the district of Shiffnal, Salop. The village adjoins the Shrewsbury and Birmingham railway, 5¼ miles ESE of Shiffnal; and has a station on the railway, and a post office‡ under Wolverhampton. It was formerly a market town; and it still has fairs on the second Monday in Jan., the first Monday in March, 23 May, and the third Monday in Oct. ...

The parish comprises 3,424 acres. Real property, £8,393. Pop., 1,156. Houses, 249. The manor anciently belonged to Dore Abbey. The property is divided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £651. Patrons, alternately the Haberdashers' Company and Christ's Hospital. The church is early English, with perpendicular transoms. Charities, £65. The subdistrict comprises ten parishes and an extra-parochial tract. Acres, 22,511. Pop., 4,145. Houses, 820.

Albrighton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th January 2022

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