Place:Shuttington, Warwickshire, England

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NameShuttington
Alt namesAlvecotesource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.644°N 1.622°W
Located inWarwickshire, England
See alsoHemlingford Hundred, Warwickshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
North Warwickshire District, Warwickshire, Englandadministrative district covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Shuttington is a village and civil parish in the North Warwickshire District of Warwickshire, England, situated northeast of Tamworth, Staffordshire. In the 2001 UK census, the parish, which also includes Alvecote, had a population of 563, decreasing to 536 at the 2011 UK census.

The River Anker flows through the parish, with Shuttington northeast of the river, and Alvecote south of it. The West Coast Main Line passes through Alvecote, with the Coventry Canal parallel to it and a marina south of the canal.

Most of the parish is rural, including the village of Shuttington, although there was a colliery alongside the railway at Alvecote.

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Shuttington was originally an ancient parish in the Hemlingford Hundred of Warwickshire, England. It had no subsidiary chapelries or townships.

Research Tips

  • The website British History Online provides seven chapters 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.
  • A map of the ancient divisions named "hundreds" is to be found in A Vision of Britain through Time. It shows the detached sections of Warwickshire as they were in 1832. These detached sections have now been moved into the counties that surrounded them.
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