Directories etc

Historical directories, gazetteers etc covering Shropshire provide descriptions of Waters Upton, and (in the case of directories) listings of key private residents and tradespeople living in the parish. This brief entry for the parish appeared on page 661 of The Shropshire Gazetteer, published 1824:


Upton Parva; or Waters Upton. A parish in the Wellington division of the hundred of Bradford, South, a rectory discharged, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, the deanery of Newport, and archdeaconry of Salop. 31 houses, 165 inhabitants. 7 miles west of Newport.


I have also extracted more detailed information for Waters Upton from the following publications:

Samuel Bagshaw’s History, Gazetteer & Directory of Shropshire, 1851

Kelly’s Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and the City of Bristol, 1863

● Edward Cassey and Co.’s History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Shropshire (1871)

● Slater’s Royal National Commercial Directory of North & South Wales, Monmouthshire, Shropshire, and the Cities of Bristol and Chester (1880)

Kelly’s Directory of Shropshire (1891)

Kelly’s Directory of Shropshire, 1895

Kelly’s Directory of Shropshire, 1909

Kelly’s Directory of Shropshire, 1913

Kelly’s Directory of Shropshire, 1917

Kelly’s Directory of Shropshire, 1934

Directory - Kelly's, 1863

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