The village of Chesterton Green lies about six miles south east of Warwick. The old Roman Fosse Way ran nearby and there was a Roman settlement from which the parish takes its name. St.Giles church dates from the thirteenth century but was restored in the nineteenth. The Mill House dates from the early seventeenth century, and a restored windmill is an attractive feature of the landscape.

DIOCESE: Lichfield. HUNDRED: Kington. UNION: Southam

ADJOINING PARISHES: Bishop's Tachbrook, Whitnash, Harbury, Bishop's Itchington, Gaydon, Lighthorne, Moreton Morrell, Newbold Pacey, Kington (or Kingston, now a modern parish) was part of Chesterton. It should not be confused with Kineton, sometimes spelt Kington.

Parish Registers: Christenings: 1538-1978 Marriages: 1538-1982 Burials: 1538-1977.

Bishop's Transcripts : 1662-1846 (gaps) LIC Begin c1833 WOR

IGI: Christenings: 1746-1846, Marriages: 1746-1836. Widely available; BMSGH(PS)

REGISTER COPIES: Marriages: 1538-1731 STR CM Burials: 1538-1738 BIR
CBurials: 1538-1812 Marriages: 1538-1837 Burials: 1785-1842 SoG

Church brasses STR
St.Giles BMSGH.m/fiche , WAR , SoG , BIR


1873-1876 All named with childrenís ages WAR
1851 BMSGH SI v.14 SoG , BIR
1851 vXIV (RR) , SoG
1881 BCP , BMSGH(PS)

Burial 1738-1837
Marriage 1754-1837
Poor Law c.1690-1860

MANORIAL RECORDS: Woad accounts for manor of Chesterton 1638-1641
(Miscellany 1, Dugdale Society Vol.XXXI.) 1383-1554, 1733 STR 1442 from Ed.1 1803 (Kingston) 1758-67 (2 documents with Nether Shuckburgh) BIR
Map and survey of Lordship mid 18th century. Part of map of Lordship 1697.

OTHER SOURCES: The Story of Chesterton, Rev.A.W.M.Watson, 1934.
The History of Chesterton and Kingston, Warwickshire, Dorothy A.Noden. 1978.
(A valuable book for the family historian for much of it is about people; illustrated.)
Chesterton Windmill War.Hist.Vol.1 No.6.
Parish magazine 1883,1884-1893,1895-1933.
Survey by James Fish 1697.
Ward Collection drawings.

[Last updated: 18th March 2013 ]