Place:Tidmington, Warwickshire, England

Coordinates52.0426°N 1.6236°W
Located inWarwickshire, England
Also located inWorcestershire, England    
See alsoOswaldslow (hundred), Worcestershire, Englandhundred of which the parish was a part
Shipston-on-Stour Rural, Worcestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1931
Shipston-on-Stour Rural, Warwickshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1931-1974
Stratford-on-Avon (district), Warwickshire, Englanddistrict municipality into which it was transferred in 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

From John Noake, The Rambler in Worcestershire, or Stray Notes on Churches and Congregations (London, 1854).

"In another of the isolated fragments of Worcestershire lying eastward of the county are the parishes and places of Shipston-upon-Stour, with Tidmington, Tredington, Newbold, and Alderminster. The first two-named were formerly townships or chapelries in the parish of Tredington, but were separated by Act of Parliament (Geo. I), Shipston becoming an independent incumbency, to which the rectory of Tidmington is now annexed."

Apparently physically located in Warwickshire, it was, at least in the 17th century, considered part of Worcestershire. Tidmington is of interest as it is the place of origin of Thomas Welles, an early governor of Connecticut (ca. 1590-1660).

It would appear that Tidmington continued to be transferred from Worcestershire to Warwickshire and back again until 1931. Since 1894 it had been part of the Shipston-on-Stour Rural District and in 1931 the entire rural district was finally transferred into Warwickshire where it absorbed the neighbouring rural district of Brailes. In the nationwide reorganization of municipalities of 1974 Shipston-on-Stour Rural District (Warwickshire) was absorbed into the new district municipality called Stratford-on-Avon District.

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