Place:Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire, England

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NameBaddesley Clinton
Alt namesBaddesley-Clintonsource: spelling variation
TypeChapelry, Parish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.34°N 1.709°W
Located inWarwickshire, England
See alsoHampton in Arden, Warwickshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part (very early)
Hemlingford Hundred, Warwickshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Solihull Rural, Warwickshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1932
Warwick Rural, Warwickshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1932-1974
Solihull (metropolitan borough), West Midlands, Englandmetropolitan borough covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


Baddesley Clinton is located some 8 miles (13 km) northwest of the historic town of Warwick in the English county of Warwickshire. It is primarily important for a house of the same name built in the 13th century. (Source: Wikipedia)

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Baddesley Clinton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"BADDESLEY-CLINTON, a parish in Solihull [registration] district, Warwick; on the Warwick and Birmingham canal and the Warwick and Birmingham railway, at Kingswood station, 8½ miles NW of Warwick. Post Town: Rowington under Warwick. Acres: 1,329. Real property: £1,787. Population: 143. Houses: 25. The manor belongs to M. E. Ferrers, Esq. of Baddesley Hall. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value: £27. Patron: M. E. Ferrers, Esq. The church is ancient. There are a Roman Catholic chapel and a nunnery."

Baddesley Clinton was originally a township in the ancient parish of Hampton in Arden in the Hemlingford Hundred of Warwickshire. It severed its links with Hampton in Arden before 1298 and then became an ancient parish.

It was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it became part of the Solihull Rural District. In 1932 Solihull Rural District was abolished and Baddesley Clinton became part of the Warwick Rural District. Since 1974 it has been in the non-metropolitan Warwick District. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)

Research Tips

  • The website British History Online provides seven volumes of the Victoria County History Series on Warwickshire. The first (Vol 2) covers the religious houses of the county; Volumes 3 through 6 provide articles the settlements in each of the hundreds in turn, and Volumes 7 and 8 deal with Birmingham and Coventry respectively.
  • GENUKI main page for Warwickshire provides information on various topics covering the whole of the county, and also a link to a list of parishes. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each. This is a list of pre-1834 ancient or ecclesiastical parishes but there are suggestions as to how to find parishes set up since then. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and therefore the reader should check additional sources if possible.
  • Warwickshire and West Midland family history societies are listed in GENUKI.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date and from more recent data. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851. There is a list of all the parishes in existence at that date with maps indicating their boundaries. The website is very useful for finding the ecclesiastical individual parishes within large cities and towns.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, Warwickshire, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72 which often provides brief notes on the economic basis of the settlement and significant occurences through its history.
  • The two maps below indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.