Originally this was a large parish in area with Chapelries at Temple Balsall, Knowle and Nuthurst. The two former became parishes in 1679 and 1682. The village is about nine miles south east of the centre of Birmingham and four miles east of Solihull. It is of interest to note that the Victorian Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel was at one time Lord of the Manor. The present church dates from the reign of Henry II. There are a number of attractive old houses in the village, some dating from the seventeenth century.

There were numerous hamlets in the parish, Hockley Heath, Cheswick Green, Whitlock's End, Diddington, Kinwalsey, Nuthurst (became a parish in 1835), Balsall Common, Dorridge, Tidbury Green, Fulford Heath, Wootton Green.

DIOCESE: Lichfield. HUNDRED: Hemlingford UNION: Meriden

ADJOINING PARISHES: Bickenhill, Great Packington, Meriden, Berkswell, Barston, Solihull, Elmdon.

Parish Registers: Christenings: 1599-1848 Marriages: 1599-1908 Burials: 1599-1890 Banns 1639-1642, 1670, 1754-1890. Nuthurst cum Hockley Heath Christenings: 1835-1920.

Bishop's Transcripts : 1665-1846 LIC Begin c1833 WOR Nuthurst 1835-1862 LIC

IGI: Christenings: 1599-1848, Marriages: 1599-1877 also Nuthurst Christenings: 1835-1875. Widely available; BMSGH(PS)

REGISTER COPIES: CMB 1590-1732 Indexed BIR , WAR
Marriages: 1732-1783, Burials: 1775-1812 (A-F only) WAR

Christenings: 1590-1732, 1813-1848 M Burials: 1599-1732 SoG

NONCONFORMIST: The History of Hampton-in-Arden Congregational Church 1838-1938, E.B. Vallance, 1938.



1841 51 61 71 &
1881 Fulford Heath and Nuthurst BIR 1871 COV
1851 Nuthurst BMSGH SI v.9 SoG , BIR
1851 Nuthurst vI (RR) , SoG
1881 BCP , BMSGH(PS)

Burial 1813-1837
Marriage 1766-1837
Poor Law c1690-1860

MANORIAL RECORDS: Various years 1495-1769 STR 1649 BIR Copy of survey and customs 1649, Copy of Court Roll 1767-1875, Court Books 1760-1934, Plan / Survey of crown estate 1812, Plan showing copyhold lands 1883

DEEDS: Deeds 1767-1875. Deeds and papers 1818-1856.

OTHER SOURCES: Hampton-in-Arden, 850 years in the heart of an English Village, A.E.Everitt, TBMIAS 1878. WAR , BIR
Plan of Thomas Fetherston's estate 1783.
Plans, Aylesford Estates, early 19c and 1844.
The Story of Nuthurst-cum-Hockley Heath, J.J.Betton 1948.
Parish Magazines 1870-1886 (gaps).
Hampton-in-Arden, Rev.J.C.Adams, 1951. BMSGH(LL)
See also Bickenhill.

[Last updated: 18th March 2013 ]