Place:Warwickshire, England


NameWarwickshire
Alt namesWARsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002).
Warkssource: Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
Warwsource: Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xviii
Warwicksource: Family History Library Catalog
Warwkssource: BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002; UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [web site] (1997-98) accessed 16 Dec 2002
Warwickssource: abbreviation
Warkssource: abbreviation
TypeHistoric county, Administrative county, Modern county
Coordinates52.2°N 1.617°W
Located inEngland
Contained Places
Borough (county)
Birmingham ( - 1974 )
Coventry ( 1835 - 1974 )
Solihull ( - 1974 )
Borough (municipal)
Leamington Spa ( 1902 - )
Nuneaton
Rugby
Stratford upon Avon
Sutton Coldfield ( 1885 - 1974 )
Warwick
Chapelry
Allesley ( - 1974 )
Alveston
Ansty
Ashow
Baddesley Clinton
Baddesley Ensor
Baginton
Balsall ( - 1974 )
Barston ( - 1974 )
Bearley
Beausale
Bentley
Binley Woods
Binley ( - 1974 )
Bishopton
Brinklow
Brownsover
Castle Bromwich ( - 1974 )
Chadshunt
Charlecote
Copston Magna
Cubbington
Edgbaston ( - 1974 )
Erdington ( - 1974 )
Exhall (near Alcester)
Exhall (near Coventry)
Foleshill ( - 1974 )
Gaydon
Great Alne
Guys Cliffe
Hodnell
Hunningham
Kenilworth
Kings Norton ( 1911 - 1974 )
Knowle ( - 1974 )
Lea Marston
Leamington Priors ( - 1902 )
Lillington
Luddington
Merevale
Milverton
Nether Whitacre
Newton and Biggin
Norton Lindsey
Nuthurst ( - 1974 )
Over Whitacre
Priors Marston
Radbourne
Rugby
Ryton on Dunsmore
Shilton
Shipston on Stour
Stivichall ( - 1974 )
Stoke ( - 1974 )
Stretton on Dunsmore
Stretton on Fosse
Ullenhall
Upper and Lower Shuckburgh
Walsgrave on Sowe ( - 1974 )
Walton
Weethley
Wibtoft
Wilnecote and Castle Liberty
Withybrook
Wixford
Wyken ( - 1974 )
Civil parish
Alcester
Allesley ( - 1974 )
Almington and Stonydelph
Alveston
Ansley
Ansty
Arley
Arrow
Ashow
Astley
Aston Cantlow
Aston Manor ( - 1974 )
Aston ( - 1974 )
Atherstone on Stour
Atherstone
Austrey
Avon Dassett
Baddesley Clinton
Baddesley Ensor
Baginton
Balsall ( - 1974 )
Barcheston
Barford
Barston ( - 1974 )
Barton on the Heath
Baxterley
Bearley
Beaudesert
Beausale
Bedworth ( 1928 - 1974 )
Bentley
Berkswell ( - 1974 )
Bickenhill ( - 1974 )
Bickmarsh ( 1894 - 1932 )
Bidford on Avon
Billesley
Bilton
Binley Woods
Binley ( - 1974 )
Binton
Birdingbury
Birmingham ( - 1974 )
Bishops Itchington
Bishops Tachbrook
Bolehall and Glascote ( - 1894 )
Bourton on Dunsmore
Brandon and Bretford
Brinklow
Brownsover
Bubbenhall
Budbrooke
Bulkington
Burmington
Burton Dassett
Burton Hastings
Bushwood
Caldecote
Castle Bromwich ( - 1974 )
Chadshunt
Chapel Ascote
Charlecote
Cherington
Chesterton
Chilvers Coton
Church Lawford
Churchover
Claverdon
Clifford Chambers ( 1931 - )
Clifton upon Dunsmore
Coleshill
Combe Fields
Compton Verney
Copston Magna
Corley
Cosford
Coughton
Coundon ( - 1974 )
Coventry Holy Trinity ( - 1974 )
Coventry St. Michael ( - 1974 )
Cubbington
Curdworth
Dorsington ( 1931 - )
Dunchurch
Easenhall
Eathorpe
Edgbaston ( - 1974 )
Elmdon ( - 1974 )
Erdington ( - 1974 )
Exhall (near Alcester)
Exhall (near Coventry)
Fillongley
Foleshill ( - 1974 )
Fulbrook
Gaydon
Grafton Temple
Grandborough
Great Alne
Great Packington
Grendon
Guys Cliffe
Hampton Lucy
Hampton in Arden ( - 1974 )
Harborne ( 1891 - 1974 )
Harborough Magna
Harbury
Hartshill
Haseley
Haselor
Hatton
Henley in Arden
Hillmorton
Hodnell
Honiley
Hunningham
Ilmington ( 1894 - )
Ipsley ( - 1931 )
Kenilworth
Keresley ( - 1974 )
Kings Newnham
Kings Norton ( 1911 - 1974 )
Kingsbury
Kinwalsey ( - 1974 )
Kinwarton
Knowle ( - 1974 )
Ladbroke
Langley
Lapworth
Lea Marston
Leamington Hastings
Leamington Priors ( - 1902 )
Leamington Spa ( 1902 - )
Leek Wootton
Lillington
Little Compton ( 1931 - )
Little Lawford
Little Packington
Long Itchington
Long Lawford
Loxley
Luddington
Mancetter
Marton
Maxstoke
Merevale
Meriden ( - 1974 )
Middleton
Milverton
Minworth ( - 1974 )
Monks Kirby
Morton Bagot
Napton on the Hill
Nether Whitacre
Newbold on Avon
Newton Regis
Newton and Biggin
No Mans Heath ( - 1888 )
Northfield ( 1911 - 1974 )
Norton Lindsey
Nuneaton
Nuthurst ( - 1974 )
Offchurch
Old Stratford ( - 1902 )
Oldberrow ( 1896 - )
Oldbury
Over Whitacre
Pailton
Polesworth
Preston Bagot
Princethorpe
Priors Hardwick
Priors Marston
Quinton ( 1931 - )
Quinton ( 1909 - 1974 )
Radbourne
Radford Semele
Ratley
Rowington
Rugby
Ryton on Dunsmore
Salford Priors
Sambourne
Seckington
Sheldon
Sherbourne
Shilton
Shipston on Stour
Shottswell
Shrewley
Shustoke
Shuttington
Snitterfield
Solihull ( - 1974 )
Southam
Spernall
Stivichall ( - 1974 )
Stockton
Stoke Heath ( - 1974 )
Stoke ( - 1974 )
Stoneleigh
Stourton
Stratford upon Avon
Stretton Baskerville
Stretton on Dunsmore
Stretton on Fosse
Stretton under Fosse
Studley
Sutton Coldfield ( 1885 - 1974 )
Sutton under Brailes ( 1844 - )
Tamworth Castle
Tanworth in Arden
Thurlaston
Ufton
Ullenhall
Upper and Lower Shuckburgh
Walsgrave on Sowe ( - 1974 )
Wappenbury
Warwick St. Mary ( - 1921 )
Warwick St. Nicholas ( - 1921 )
Warwick
Water Orton
Watergall
Weddington
Weethley
Wellesbourne Hastings
Wellesbourne Mountford ( - 1952 )
Wellesbourne
Weston on Avon ( 1931 - )
Weston under Wetherley
Whatcote
Whichford
Whitchurch
Whitnash
Wibtoft
Willenhall ( - 1974 )
Willey
Willoughby
Wills Pastures
Wilnecote and Castle Liberty
Wishaw
Withybrook
Wixford
Wolfhampcote
Wolston
Wolverton
Wolvey
Wootton Wawen
Wormleighton
Wroxall
Wyken ( - 1974 )
Yardley ( 1912 - 1974 )
Deserted settlement
Stretton Baskerville
District municipality
North Warwickshire District ( 1974 - )
Nuneaton and Bedworth District ( 1974 - )
Rugby District ( 1974 - )
Stratford on Avon District ( 1974 - )
Warwick District ( 1974 - )
Extra parochial area
Chapel Ascote
Guys Cliffe
Merevale
No Mans Heath ( - 1888 )
Watergall
Wills Pastures
Hamlet
Admington ( - 1931 )
Beausale
Bentley
Brandon and Bretford
Clopton ( 1931 - )
Copston Magna
Cosford
Easenhall
Eathorpe
Hartshill
Keresley ( - 1974 )
Kinwalsey ( - 1974 )
Langley
Little Lawford
Long Lawford
Luddington
Minworth ( - 1974 )
Newton and Biggin
Nuthurst ( - 1974 )
Oldbury
Pailton
Sambourne
Shrewley
Stourton
Stretton on Dunsmore
Stretton under Fosse
Ullenhall
Water Orton
Hundred
Barlichway Hundred
Hemlingford Hundred
Kington Hundred
Knightlow Hundred
Inhabited place
Abbots Salford
Alderminster
Birmingham ( - 1974 )
Broom
Burmington
Burton Green
Cherington
Coventry ( 1835 - 1974 )
Ettington
Fenny Compton
Kineton
King's Heath ( 1911 - 1974 )
Long Compton
Long Lawford
New Bilton
Oxhill
Preston on Stour ( 1931 - )
Radway
Selly Oak ( - 1974 )
Shipston on Stour ( 1931 - )
Upton
Warmington
Welford on Avon ( 1931 - )
Weston on Avon ( 1931 - )
Parish
Admington ( - 1931 )
Alderminster ( 1931 - )
Brailes
Butlers Marston
Compton Wynyates
Fenny Compton
Great and Little Wolford
Halford
Honington
Idlicote
Long Marston ( 1931 - present )
Moseley ( 1911 - 1974 )
Oxhill
Pillerton Hersey
Pillerton Priors
Shipston on Stour ( 1931 - )
Tidmington
Tredington ( 1931 - )
Tysoe
Parish (ancient)
Alcester
Allesley ( - 1974 )
Alveston
Ansley
Ansty
Arley
Arrow
Ashow
Astley
Aston Cantlow
Aston ( - 1974 )
Atherstone on Stour
Austrey
Avon Dassett
Baddesley Clinton
Baginton
Barcheston
Barford
Barton on the Heath
Baxterley
Beaudesert
Bedworth ( 1928 - 1974 )
Berkswell ( - 1974 )
Bickenhill ( - 1974 )
Bidford on Avon
Billesley
Bilton
Binton
Birdingbury
Birmingham ( - 1974 )
Bishops Itchington
Bishops Tachbrook
Bourton on Dunsmore
Brinklow
Bubbenhall
Budbrooke
Bulkington
Burton Dassett
Burton Hastings
Caldecote
Charlecote
Chesterton
Chilvers Coton
Church Lawford
Churchover
Claverdon
Clifford Chambers ( 1931 - )
Clifton upon Dunsmore
Coleshill
Compton Verney
Corley
Coughton
Coventry Holy Trinity ( - 1974 )
Coventry St. Michael ( - 1974 )
Cubbington
Curdworth
Dunchurch
Elmdon ( - 1974 )
Exhall (near Alcester)
Exhall (near Coventry)
Fillongley
Foleshill ( - 1974 )
Fulbrook
Grafton Temple
Grandborough
Great Packington
Grendon
Hampton Lucy
Hampton in Arden ( - 1974 )
Harborne ( 1891 - 1974 )
Harborough Magna
Harbury
Haseley
Haselor
Hatton
Hillmorton
Hodnell
Honiley
Hunningham
Ipsley ( - 1931 )
Kenilworth
Kings Newnham
Kingsbury
Kinwarton
Ladbroke
Lapworth
Leamington Hastings
Leamington Priors ( - 1902 )
Leek Wootton
Lillington
Little Packington
Long Itchington
Loxley
Mancetter
Marton
Maxstoke
Meriden ( - 1974 )
Middleton
Milverton
Monks Kirby
Morton Bagot
Napton on the Hill
Newbold on Avon
Newton Regis
Northfield ( 1911 - 1974 )
Nuneaton
Offchurch
Old Stratford ( - 1902 )
Oldberrow ( 1896 - )
Polesworth
Preston Bagot
Priors Hardwick
Radford Semele
Ratley
Rowington
Rugby
Ryton on Dunsmore
Salford Priors
Seckington
Sheldon
Sherbourne
Shottswell
Shustoke
Shuttington
Snitterfield
Solihull ( - 1974 )
Southam
Spernall
Stockton
Stoke ( - 1974 )
Stoneleigh
Stretton Baskerville
Stretton on Fosse
Studley
Sutton Coldfield ( 1885 - 1974 )
Tanworth in Arden
Ufton
Upper and Lower Shuckburgh
Walton
Wappenbury
Warwick St. Mary ( - 1921 )
Warwick St. Nicholas ( - 1921 )
Weddington
Wellesbourne
Weston under Wetherley
Whatcote
Whichford
Whitchurch
Whitnash
Willey
Willoughby
Wishaw
Withybrook
Wolfhampcote
Wolston
Wolverton
Wolvey
Wootton Wawen
Wormleighton
Wroxall
Wyken ( - 1974 )
Yardley ( 1912 - 1974 )
Registration district
Alcester Registration District ( 1837 - 1985 )
Aston Registration District ( 1837 - 1924 )
Atherstone Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Birmingham North Registration District ( 1924 - 1932 )
Birmingham Registration District ( 1932 - 1974 )
Birmingham South Registration District ( 1924 - 1932 )
Bromsgrove Registration District ( 1837 - 1844 )
Coventry Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Foleshill Registration District ( 1837 - 1932 )
Kings Norton Registration District ( 1912 - 1924 )
Meriden Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Mid Warwickshire Registration District ( 1985 - 2005 )
North Warwickshire Registration District ( 1974 - 2005 )
Nuneaton Registration District ( 1837 - 1985 )
Nuneaton and Bedworth Registration District ( 1985 - 2005 )
Rugby Registration District ( 1837 - 2005 )
Shipston on Stour Registration District ( 1837 - 1985 )
Solihull Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
South Warwickshire Registration District ( 1998 - 2005 )
Southam Registration District ( 1837 - 1985 )
Stourbridge Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Stratford upon Avon Registration District ( 1837 - )
Sutton Coldfield Registration District ( 1832 - 1974 )
Warwick Registration District ( 1837 - 1932 )
Warwick and Leamington Spa Registration District ( 1932 - 1985 )
Warwickshire East Registration District ( 2005 - 2008 )
Warwickshire North Registration District ( 2005 - 2008 )
Warwickshire Registration District ( 2008 - )
Warwickshire South Registration District ( 2005 - 2008 )
Rural district
Alcester Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Atherstone Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Brailes Rural ( 1894 - 1931 )
Castle Bromwich Rural ( 1894 - 1912 )
Coventry Rural ( 1894 - 1928 )
Farnborough Rural ( 1894 - 1932 )
Foleshill Rural ( 1894 - 1932 )
Meriden Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Monks Kirby Rural ( 1894 - 1932 )
Nuneaton Rural ( 1894 - 1932 )
Rugby Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Shipston on Stour Rural ( 1931 - )
Solihull Rural ( 1894 - 1932 )
Southam Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Stratford on Avon Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Tamworth Rural ( 1894 - 1965 )
Warwick Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Suburb
Balsall Heath ( 1891 - 1974 )
Castle Bromwich ( - 1974 )
Coundon ( - 1974 )
Ipsley ( - 1931 )
King's Heath ( 1911 - 1974 )
Milverton
Moseley ( 1911 - 1974 )
Sydenham
Township
Almington and Stonydelph
Atherstone
Bolehall and Glascote ( - 1894 )
Bushwood
Coundon ( - 1974 )
Henley in Arden
Princethorpe
Quinton ( 1909 - 1974 )
Stratford upon Avon
Thurlaston
Wellesbourne Hastings
Wellesbourne Mountford ( - 1952 )
Willenhall ( - 1974 )
Wilnecote and Castle Liberty
Unknown
Ashted
Aston Brook
Attleborough
Bentley Heath
Bordesley
Calverdon
Combrook
Coughton Court ( 1500 - )
Deritend
Dorridge
Dorsington
Duddeston cum Nechells
Durrington
Emscote
Farnborough
Hampton on the Hill
Hawkesbury
Hockley Heath
Hydes Pasture
Lighthorne
Luddington and Dodwell
Mockley
Moreton Morrell
Newbold Pacey
Northfield
Oversley
Packwood
Saltley
Shirley
Shottery
Small Heath
Sparkbrook
Stockingford
Stretton under Foss
Stretton
Tachbrook Mallory
Tweedmouth
Warton
Wasperton
Weston
Westwood
Willington
Wilmcote
Wilnecote
Urban district
Bedworth ( 1928 - 1974 )
Bulkington
Erdington ( - 1974 )
Kenilworth
Kings Norton ( 1911 - 1974 )
Nuneaton
Rugby
Solihull ( - 1974 )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Warwickshire (pronounced "Warricksher" or "Warwicksher") is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England. The county town is Warwick, although the largest town in the county as defined since 1974 is Nuneaton. The county is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Commonly used abbreviations for the county are Warks or Warwicks.

The modern county is divided into five non-metropolitan districts of North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Rugby, Warwick and Stratford on Avon. The three districts named after towns each contain more rural areas as well as the town named.

The current county boundaries were set in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972. The historic (pre-1974) county boundaries also included Coventry and Solihull, as well as much of Birmingham. As the map below illustrates, these cities are now in the new administrative county of the West Midlands.

The post-1974 county of Warwickshire covers 1,975 km2 (763 sq mi) and a mid-2014 estimate of its population was 546,500.

Image:Warwickshiremap 700.jpg

History

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Warwickshire came into being as a division of the kingdom of Mercia in the early 11th century. The first reference to Warwickshire was in 1001, as Wæringscīr named after Warwick (meaning "dwellings by the weir").

During the Middle Ages Warwickshire was dominated by Coventry, which was at the time one of the most important cities in England due to its textiles trade in the heart of England. Warwickshire played a key part in the English Civil War, with the Battle of Edgehill and other skirmishes taking place in the county. During the Industrial Revolution Warwickshire became one of Britain's foremost industrial counties, with the large industrial cities of Birmingham and Coventry within its boundaries.

Boundary changes

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.


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