Place:Mancetter, Warwickshire, England

Alt namesMancetersource: Family History Library Catalog
Manduessedumsource: Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) p 548; Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 17 August 2004
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.569°N 1.529°W
Located inWarwickshire, England
See alsoHemlingford Hundred, Warwickshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Atherstone Rural, Warwickshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
North Warwickshire District, Warwickshire, Englandadministrative district covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
NOTE: Oldbury in North Warwickshire (see below) is not the same place as Oldbury now in the West Midlands which was in Worcestershire prior to 1974.

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Mancetter is now a village and civil parish on the southeastern outskirts of Atherstone in the North Warwickshire District of Warwickshire, England, at the crossing of Watling Street over the River Anker. The population (including the hamlet of Gopsall which is in Leicestershire) had reduced from 2,447 at the 2001 UK census to 2,339 at the 2011 UK census.

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Mancetter was originally an ancient parish in the Hemlingford Hundred of Warwickshire, England. It included three townships or chapelries: Atherstone, Hartshill and Oldbury. These three settlements became separate civil parishes in 1866. Atherstone and Hartshill have now surpassed Mancetter in population.

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.
  • Mancetter, Warwickshire, in A Vision of Britain Through Time
  • Victoria County History - Warwickshire - Vol 4, pp 116-126 - Parish: Mancetter. British History Online. University of London (London, 1947).
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