This attractive village, with a number of old cottages, is only about three miles south of Leamington Spa. The Bishop who owned it was the Bishop of Chester, its name dating from the Conquest. There was a mediaeval village called Tachbrook Mallory a short distance away. The manor was held by the Landor family and the poet lived there as a child. The widow of Charles Kingsley lived at Tachbrook Mallory.

DIOCESE: Lichfield, a Peculiar, see Itchington, Bishop's.

HUNDRED: Kington UNION: Warwick

ADJOINING PARISHES: Warwick St.Nicholas, Whitnash, Chesterton, Newbold Pacey, Wasperton, Barford, Warwick St.Mary

Parish Registers: Christenings: 1538-1969 Marriages: 1538-1970 Burials: 1538-1879 Banns 1806-1812 1823-1917

Bishop's Transcripts : 1670-1847 (gaps) LIC Begin c1833 WOR

IGI: Christenings: 1538-1885, Marriages: 1538-1895. Widely available; BMSGH(PS)

REGISTER COPIES: Marriages: 1538-1812 PHIL 3 Marriages: 1651-1675 BOYD MISC . SoG
Christenings: 1538-1812 ,1847-1877 Marriages: 1538-1812,1837-1876 Burials: 1538-1802 SoG
Burials: 1874-1969 Marriages: 1873-1970 Banns 1823-1937 with gaps SUT


PROBATE RECORDS: Lichfield Peculiar with Bishop's Itchington and Merevale.
Printed Index 1731-90.
From 1791 consolidated with other Lichfield Peculiars, which should also be consulted for earlier periods. There are some wills listed separately. LIC .

1840 All named WAR
1851 BIR
1881 BCP , BMSGH(PS)

Burial 1813-1837
Marriage 1538-1837 Marriage Bonds and Allegations: 1732-1832 Names of both parties dates and parish but arranged by male surname only. No bondsmen or occupations
Pallot 1790-1812
Poor Law c1690-1860

MANORIAL RECORDS: 41 documents 1350-1579 BIR
Tachbrook Common Field plan (copied in 1729 from plan of the whole lordship made in 1710).
Plan of part of manor belonging to Earl Brooke 1751.

DEEDS: Calendar of mediaeval deeds J.H.Bloom 1902.
See also Ferrers of Baddesley Clinton collection.

OTHER SOURCES: Deeds, accounts, papers 14th to 19th centuries of the Landor and Savage family with pedigree 1812.
Sir Combe Wagstaffe, will 1668, correspondence 17thc.
The Parish Memoranda Book 1840-1937.
Plan and survey 1710.
Ward collection drawings.

[Last updated: 18th March 2013 ]