Local History Centre

Local History Centre Resources

The Local History Centre resources we hold at BCHRC include:

  • CDs with images of parish registers from Bishop’s Castle and surrounding parishes
    Old register   Modern register
  • CDs with images of tithe maps and apportionments for Bishop’s Castle and surrounding parishes
  • Photocopies of census returns for Bishop’s Castle and surrounding parishes
  • Electoral Rolls (from November 2010)
  • Field Maps
  • Transcripts of Archdeacon Plymley's visitation to South Shropshire
    Archdeacon Plymley
  • Lists of material held at Shropshire Archives including
    • Estate catalogues
    • Education records
    • Apprenticeship indentures
    • Settlement records
    • Non-conformist and Roman Catholic registers
  • Documents concerning Bishop’s Castle and surrounding parishes
  • A small reference library
    Reference books
  • Collections of national and local journals of interest to researchers
  • An A–Z of enquiries and information received at BCHRC
  • Notes of small research projects carried out on behalf of BCHRC

An index of these resources is available at BCHRC or to download.

As part of the Local History Centre project, an education resource The Changing Landscape has been created. For more information, see the documents linked below.