Place:Hemlingford Hundred, Warwickshire, England


NameHemlingford Hundred
Coordinates52.5°N 1.75°W
Located inWarwickshire, England

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

"HEMLINGFORD, a hundred in Warwick; comprising the divisions of Atherstone, Birmingham, Coleshill, and Solihull. Acres: 152,123. Population in 1851: 59,838; in 1861: 74,233. Houses: 15,838."

Today much of what was Hemlingford Hundred is located in the metropolitan county of the West Midlands, but some is also covered by the North Warwickshire District of the original county of Warwickshire. It also stretched into what was Staffordshire before it also became part of West Midlands.

A map of the four ancient divisions named "hundreds" is to be found in A Vision of Britain through Time. It also shows the detached sections of Warwickshire as they were in 1832. These have now been transferred to the neighbouring counties.

List of Parishes

ParishTypeNotesSubsidiary PlaceSubsidiary Place Type
Ansley parish (ancient), civil parish
Aston parish (ancient), civil parishCastle Bromwich chapelry, civil parish
Erdington chapelry, civil parish
Water Orton hamlet, civil parish
Austrey parish (ancient), civil parish
Baddesley Ensor chapelry, civil parish
Barston chapelry, civil parish
Baxterley parish (ancient), civil parish
Bentley hamlet, chapelry, civil parish
Berkswell parish (ancient), civil parish
Bickenhill parish (ancient), civil parish
Birmingham parish (ancient), civil parish see list with Birmingham
Caldecote parish (ancient), civil parish
Chilvers Coton parish (ancient), civil parish
Coleshill parish (ancient), civil parish Lea Marston chapelry, civil parish
Nether Whitacre chapelry, civil parish
Over Whitacre chapelry, civil parish
Corley parish (ancient), civil parish
Curdworth parish (ancient), civil parish Minworth hamlet, civil parish
Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire parish (ancient), civil parish
Edgbaston chapelry, civil parish
Elmdon parish (ancient), civil parish
Fillongley parish (ancient), civil parish
Great Packington parish (ancient), civil parish
Grendon parish (ancient), civil parish
Hampton in Ardenparish (ancient), civil parish Baddesley Clinton chapelry, parish (ancient), civil parish
Balsall chapelry, civil parish
Kinwalsey hamlet, civil parish
Knowle chapelry, civil parish
Nuthurst hamlet, chapelry, civil parish
Kingsbury parish (ancient), civil parish
Little Packington parish (ancient), civil parish
Mancetterparish (ancient), civil parish Atherstone township, civil parish
Hartshill hamlet, civil parish
Oldbury hamlet, civil parish
Maxstoke parish (ancient), civil parish
Merevale extra parochial area, chapelry, civil parish
Meriden parish (ancient), civil parish
Middleton parish (ancient), civil parish
Newton Regis parish (ancient), civil parish
No Man's Heath extra parochial area, civil parish, 1858-1888
Nuneaton parish (ancient), civil parish
Polesworth parish (ancient), civil parish
Seckington parish (ancient), civil parish
Sheldon parish (ancient), civil parish
Shustoke parish (ancient), civil parish
Shuttington parish (ancient), civil parish
Solihull parish (ancient), civil parish
Sutton Coldfield parish (ancient), civil parish
Tamworth, Staffordshire chapelry, parish (ancient), civil parish Almington and Stoneydelph, Warwickshire township, civil parish
Fazeley, Staffordshire township, civil parish
Glascote, Staffordshire township, civil parish
Hopwas Hays, Staffordshire extra parochial area, hamlet, civil parish
Tamworth Castle, Warwickshire parochial liberty, civil parish
Wiggington, Staffordshire chapelry, civil parish
Wilnecote and Castle Liberty, Warwickshire township/chapelry, civil parish
Weddington parish (ancient), civil parish
Wishaw parish (ancient), civil parish

Research tips

  • 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.
  • As of October 2016 Warwickshire Parish Registers, 1535-1984 are available to search online on FamilySearch
  • As of September 2018 TheGenealogist has added over 1.5 million individuals to its Warwickshire Parish Record Collection and so increases the coverage of this Midland county for family researchers to find their ancestors baptisms, marriages and burials. These records are released in association with Warwickshire County Record Office and have the benefit of high quality images to complement the transcripts, making them a valuable resource for those with ancestors from this area. These are available to Genealogist Diamond Subscription holders.
  • 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. References to individual parishes will be furnished as time permits.