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Research on Church Stretton History

The following projects have either been undertaken under the auspices of the Church Stretton Area Local History Group involving a number of members working together or by individual members following an area of their own interest relating to some aspect of Church Stretton History.


However, we do very much welcome research projects from non-members. Do you have an interesting article that you have researched and that you would be willing to share on this website? We would love to hear from you: get in touch with us - email - attaching your article, if possible. Please do make sure that all copyright acknowledgements have been correctly identified before submitting an article.

Inmates of the Church Stretton Workhouse

WW1 Soldiers, biographies of those named on the war memorials of Little Stretton, Church Stretton and All Stretton

--- including The Document That Ended The First World War  

and A Local Soldier's War: the diary of James Hughes --- 

Greengates - the History of Greengates, 69 High Street, Church Stretton, SY6 6BY, formerly known as Hayles' Messuage 

Derwent Wood, an unexpected link between Little Stretton and The Cenotaph

The Medieval Project, a display mounted in 2014 by the Church Stretton Local History Group to coincide with the Medieval Festival - a celebration of 800 years history since King John ordered that a weekly market be held in the town, in 1214. 


The Duke of Seville, buried in Church Stretton Cunnery Road Graveyard

The Tan House - Life in Little Stretton before and after the Black Death

Sarah Duckett and the Copper Hole - A Victorian Ghost Story


A House Through Time - Highfield, the story of the different occupants of an Edwardian villa on Sandford Avenue from 1904 to 1961

Welsh Rebellion, Owain Glyndwr and Little Stretton

Notes from the Early Meetings of the Church Stretton Women's Institute - these notes are kept in the Shropshire Archives and have very kindly been copied by Judith Randell

Local History Articles from Stretton Focus



Church Stretton History - Local Area History Group

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