|Alt names||Baddesley-Ensor||source: Family History Library Catalog|
|Type||Chapelry, Civil parish|
|Located in||Warwickshire, England|
|See also||Polesworth, Warwickshire, England||ancient parish of which it was part (until 1666)|
|Hemlingford Hundred, Warwickshire, England||hundred in which it was located|
|Atherstone Rural, Warwickshire, England||rural district in which it was situated 1894-1974|
|North Warwickshire District, Warwickshire, England||administrative district covering the area since 1974|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia
Baddesley Ensor is a village and civil parish in the district of North Warwickshire in Warwickshire, England, about three miles west of Atherstone. It runs into the village of Grendon, which forms a parish itself.
There were mining activities in the area for centuries before the two main shafts, which formed Baddesley Colliery, were sunk in 1850. Although called Baddesley Colliery it was actually just over the border in Baxterley. From then on until 1989 when the pit closed most Baddesley men worked in some capacity at the mine. Baddesley Ensor had a population of 1,980 in the UK census of 2011.
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Baddesley Ensor was originally a chapelry in the ancient parish of Polesworth in the Hemlingford Hundred of Warwickshire, England. But this association ended in the 17th century.
It was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it became part of the Atherstone Rural District. Since 1974 it has been part of the non-metropolitan North Warwickshire District.
- 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.
Categories: Warwickshire, England | Baddesley Ensor, Warwickshire, England | Polesworth, Warwickshire, England | Hemlingford Hundred, Warwickshire, England | Atherstone Rural, Warwickshire, England | North Warwickshire District, Warwickshire, England