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All Stretton

Parish in the County of Shropshire

Historical Forms

  • Stratun(e) 1086 DB
  • Stratun' 1159 P
  • Straton' 1190,1203,4 P 1221 Fees
  • Stratone 1195 P
  • Strattun' 1156 P 1309 Pat
  • Chirch' Stratton' 1261-2 ForProc
  • Cherchstratton' 1271-2 ib
  • Stretton' 1195 P 1272 Cl
  • Stretton 1238 Cl
  • Chirich Stretton, Chirech Stretton (p), Magna Stretton 1261-2 ForProc
  • Chyrchestretton', Maugna Stretton' 1271-2 ib
  • Chirchestretton 1327 Pat 1337 Ch 1361 Ipm
  • Great Stretton c.1540 Leland
  • Churchstretton 1577 Saxton
  • Church Stretton 1719 PR(H)
  • Stratton in Strettonedale 1227 Pat
  • Strattonedale 1228,78 Ch
  • Strattondal' 1233 Lib
  • Strattune(s)dal' 1251 Cl
  • Strettonesdal 1253 Pat
  • Strettunedal' 1253 Cl
  • Strat(t)onedale 1254 Pat
  • Strattondale 1259etfreqto1267 Pat
  • Strettondale 1273 Pat 1434 Cl
  • Stretton' in Strettonesdale 1291-2 Ass 1301 SAC 1316,27 Pat
  • Stretton cum Strettonesdale 1316 FA
  • Strattonesdale 1397 Pat
  • Stretton Le Dale 1666 PR(H)
  • Church Stretton En Le Dale 1694 PR(H)
  • Stretton en le Dale 1719 SBL6311
  • Stretton in the Dale 1748-9 PRLudford
  • Startton' 1260 Cl
  • Auredestratton', Aluredestretton' 1261-2 ForProc
  • Aluredes Stratton (p), Alurychestretton' (p), Aluredestratton', Alvridestratton' 1271-2 ib
  • Aluestretton' 1291-2 Ass
  • Stretton alias Aluestreton 1395 Pat
  • Ould Stretton c.1540 Leland
  • Alstretton 1577 Saxton 1636 SBL6573
  • All-Stretton 1662 PR(H)
  • Allstretton 1675 Ogilby

Etymology

All Stretton as treated here is a civil parish which was formed in 1894, the boundaries of which have been taken from the 1903 6″ OS map. This ceased to be a unit in 1934, when the urban district of Church Stretton was enlarged to include All Stretton village and Botvyle. The 1894–1934 unit includes an area of hilly country in the north west, round Thresholds, which is linked to the main part by a narrow corridor between Ratlinghope and Smethcott parishes. This was still part of the reduced All Stretton civil parish as shown on 1963 and 1967 OS diagrams, but it was redistributed between Ratlinghope, Smethcott and Church Pulverbatch parishes in 1986.

Places in this Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name