Boscobel  Shropshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Boscobel like this:

BOSCOBEL, an extra-parochial tract in Shiffnall district, Salop; on the verge of the county, in Brewood forest, 6 miles E by N of Shiffnall. Acres, 600. Pop., 22. Houses, 3. Boscobel House, then a seat of the Giffords, was the hiding-place of Charles II., on 3 Sept.,-1651, after the battle of Worcester. ...

The edifice was of timber, and is much altered; but still retains some of its original features, together with reminiscences of the king's retreat; and is shown to strangers. An oak tree near it is said to be a scion of the oak in which the king sat concealed while his pursuers passed round and under it.

Boscobel through time

Boscobel is now part of Bridgnorth district. Click here for graphs and data of how Bridgnorth has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Boscobel itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Boscobel, in Bridgnorth and Shropshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 31st May 2020

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