Childs Ercall is a village in Shropshire.  This is located in a rather remote rural area located between Market Drayton and Newport.


The civil parish in 2001  had a population of 599 and in 2011 this had risen to 732.  At the time of 1881  census the population was 143.  Information from Wikipedia.

Also –

Ercall, Child’s, or Ercall Parva (St. Michael)

ERCALL, CHILD’S, or Ercall Parva (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Drayton, Drayton division of the hundred of North Bradford, N. division of Salop, 6 miles (S.) from Drayton; containing 466 inhabitants. The parish comprises 3633a. 1r. 33p.: the village, situated on the old road from Wellington to Drayton, has a pleasingly rural aspect, and the surrounding scenery is agreeably diversified. The living is a perpetual curacy; the stipend of the curate is £30, and the patronage and impropriation belong to the Trustees of Sir C. Corbet, Bart., whose tithes have been commuted for £730. The church is a handsome structure of darkgrey freestone.

Childs Ercall  from -from Topographical Dictionary of England, Lewis. Samuel A (1848)

Useful information about the church – Childs Ercall church

This information from a book about Shropshire churches online link.  From Shropshire: Its Early History and Antiquities


childs ercall church

Updates since March 2020 have been member of Society of One Place studies.

Currently working on 1841 census information is still being added see census for current information.

Civil registration records birth, marriage and death since 1837 indexes showing where married are at currently only shows records held at Shrewsbury register office.