Jackfield  Shropshire


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

JACKFIELD, a village and a chapelry in Broseley parish, Salop. The village stands on the right bank of the river Severn, near Ironbridge r. station, and 1 mile NE of Broseley; and has a post office under Wellington, Salop. The chapelry was constituted in 1862. Pop., about 1, 500. Bricks and tiles are extensively made, and ironstone is calcined. ...

The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £109. Patron, alternately F. B. Harries, Esq. and the Rector of Broseley. The church was built in 1863, to the memory of G. Pritchard, Esq., at a cost of £3, 000; is in the French second pointed style, of coloured bricks with stone dressings; is cruciform; and has a turret of unusual character, 75 feet high. There is a national school.

Jackfield through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th June 2021

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