"SHERIFF-HALES, a parish partly in the hundred of South Bradford, county Salop, but chiefly in the W. division of the hundred of Cuttlestone, county Stafford, 3 miles N.E. of Shiffnal railway station, and 5 S.E. of Newport. The parish, which is of large extent, includes the chapelry of Woodcote. The substratum abounds in ironstone. A vitriolic spring occurs amongst the iron mines. The impropriate tithes belong to the Duke of Sutherland, who is lord of the manor, and has a seat at Trentham, partly within this parish and partly in the adjoining parish of Lilleshall. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield, value £614. The church, dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin, is a stone edifice, with a square tower partially overgrown with ivy. There is besides a chapel-of-ease at Woodcote; and a place of worship for Wesleyans at Crackley Bank. There are National schools for boys and girls, supported by the Duke of Sutherland."[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]
- The transcription of the Parish Registers for Sheriffhales provided by Mel Lockie.
- A transcript of the SheriffHales parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1831 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the SheriffHales parish entries from Gregory's 1824 Gazetteer of Shropshire,
Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015
- " WOODCOTE, a chapelry in the parish of Sheriff Hales, Newport division of South Bradford hundred, county Salop, 3 miles S.E. of Newport."
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Sheriff Hales to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Sheriff Hales has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ758120 (Lat/Lon: 52.705123, -2.359592), Sheriff Hales which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)