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Shropshire Archives is currently closed to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society

April 3, 202012:56 pmApril 3, 2020 12:58 pmLeave a Comment

The archives have recently been working with the Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society to digitise some of its past publications. Many of these are now available free of charge on the society’s website and are a great starting point for local history research while we’re closed. The Transactions can be accessed here. The society dates […]

Research tips – parish registers

April 1, 202012:01 pmApril 2, 2020 3:53 pmLeave a Comment

Hi to all our researchers and volunteers from all the archive staff who are now working from home – we hope that everyone is keeping safe and well in these uncertain times. Before we closed to the public, several of you mentioned that you have relatives who were planning to start looking into their family […]

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Staying in touch

March 27, 202010:52 amLeave a Comment

While we are closed there are several ways you can stay engaged with us….. Visit our website You’ll find plenty of tips for research and guides to types of records. Browse the collections pages to see what records we hold. Search our online catalogue by using the search box at the top of each page. […]

extract from 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map XXXIV.6

OS Map sale, postponed

March 5, 20202:38 pmMarch 24, 2020 12:33 pmLeave a Comment

The map sale has been postponed to help reduce social interaction and reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Following rationalisation of its map collection, Shropshire Archives is disposing of duplicate copies of the second edition 1:2500 scale Ordnance Survey maps of Shropshire. These are mostly dated 1900-1903. There are also a few map sheets for […]


Flood warning

February 25, 20201:05 pmFebruary 28, 2020 1:46 pmLeave a Comment

River levels have dropped in Shrewsbury (as of 28 February) but further rain is expected so please do take care if you are planning to visit us in the near future and check the latest flood warnings before travelling. The council’s newsroom has updates on access into Shrewsbury.

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Visit to Aldenham Park, cancelled

January 30, 202011:39 amMarch 24, 2020 10:05 amLeave a Comment

The visit has been cancelled to help reduce social interaction and reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The Friends of Shropshire Archives are giving you the chance to visit the fascinating Aldenham Park. Aldenham Park is a Grade II* Palladian house with strong links to Charles I who took refuge from Oliver Cromwell in a priest hole […]

Down by the riverside talk, cancelled

January 30, 202011:36 amMarch 24, 2020 9:55 amLeave a Comment

The AGM and talk is now cancelled to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) Friends of Shropshire Archives AGM and lecture by Dr. Nigel Baker The Friends’ Annual General Meeting will be followed with a lecture by Dr Nigel Baker, ‘Down by the Riverside: exploring Shrewsbury Abbey and its Severn waterfront’.

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Visit to Pitchford Hall, 20 Aug

January 30, 202011:21 amMarch 24, 2020 10:00 amLeave a Comment

We hope this visit will go ahead as planned but please do check nearer the time. The Friends of Shropshire Archives are repeating their popular visit to Pitchford Hall to give those of you who missed it another opportunity. Described as Britain’s finest half-timbered house, Pitchford Hall was owned by the Colthurst family for more […]

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House history, starting 4 Feb 2020

January 7, 202012:57 pmMarch 20, 2020 4:12 pmLeave a Comment

**Now fully booked** Every house has a story; tracing the history of your property and finding out about the people who lived there can be absolutely fascinating but can also be time consuming and possibly frustrating. Old buildings have often been altered and since documents rarely give a date of construction, it is unusual to […]


Shropshire’s Mayflower Children, 4 Jul 2020

December 11, 201912:26 pmMarch 24, 2020 9:58 amLeave a Comment

We hope this day will go ahead as planned, but please do check nearer the time. The Mayflower set sail for America in 1620. Among the passengers were four young children from the More family of Larden Hall, Shropshire. Only one survived to start a new life in America. This history day will include talks […]