Mancetter is just over a mile south east of Atherstone which, until 1825 was a Chapelry. The Church of St.Peter and the almshouses are of interest. The manor house dates from 1330 but was altered over the centuries but is still an excellent example of a timber-framed building. Hartshill and Oldbury (not to be confused with the larger Oldbury in Staffordshire) are within the parish, the former being now virtually a suburb of Nuneaton.

DIOCESE: Lichfield HUNDRED: Hemlingford UNION: Atherstone

ADJOINING PARISHES: Bentley, Merevale, Atherstone, the Leicestershire parishes of Witherley and Fenny Drayton, Caldecote, Nuneaton, Ansley.

Parish Registers: Christenings: 1576-1990 Marriages: 1576-1990 Burials: 1576-1982 Banns 1845-1958. Hartshill, Christenings: 1848-1957 Marriages: 1848-1965 Burials: 1848-1918 (with gaps) Banns 1856-1962

Bishop's Transcripts : 1660-1855 LIC Begin c1833 WOR

IGI: Christenings: 1576-1885, Marriages: 1576-1895. Hartshill Christenings: 1848-1875 Marriages: 1848-1876 and Chapel End Meeting and Providence Chapel Ansley Independent

Christenings: 1789-1837 (see Ansley) Widely available; BMSGH(PS)

REGISTER COPIES; Christenings: 1576-1900 Marriages: 1576-1900 Burials: 1576-1982 Banns 1845-1990. Also Hartshill Christenings: 1848-1947 Marriages: 1848-1965 Burials: 1848-1918 Banns1856-1969 NUN
Marriages: 1871-1876 Burials: 1869-1982 COV

NONCONFORMIST: Congregational: Hartshill, Chapel End Z 1789-1837 PRO
Z 1799-1837,1841-1912 Marriages: 1854-1912 Burials: 1854-1929 M Christenings: 1858-1923 WAR
Providence Chapel Records see Ansley

IGI (History of) Chapel End Congregational Church 1840-1940

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS: (The churchyard has been described as the most attractive in Warwickshire, with many memorials made of Leicestershire slate and very well preserved in consequence).
St. Peter BMSGH m/fiche , WAR , SoG , BIR
Hartshill Atherstone Cemetery BMSGH m/fiche , WAR , SoG , BIR


CENSUS RETURNS: All (inc.Hartshill) WAR
1881 and Hartshill and Oldbury BIR
1881 BCP , BMSGH(PS)

Burial 1813-1837
Marriage 1754-1837
Poor Law inc. Hartshill c1690-1860

OTHER SOURCES: Jee of Hartshill, deeds 17th-19th centuries including quarries, family papers etc.
Legal papers of John Ludford of Ansley Hall.
Inventory of Nathaniel Newton of Hartshill 1741/1742.
Ward, Driver and Spencer families, deeds, accounts, etc.
Map of Benjamin Bartlet's estate 1768 (Hartshill).
Plan of Rowland Okeover's estate (Oldbury) 1728.
Manduessum Romanorum, being the history and antiquities of the parish of Mancetter with the hamlets of Hartshill, Oldbury and Atherstone, B.Bartlett, 1791.
Heavdred's Hill, Farmers and Friends 1400-1800 (Part 4 of a history of Hartshill and Oldbury), J.Allen, 1977: Part 5, the Nineteenth Century 1978

[Last updated: 18th March 2013 ]