The village is four miles north east of Stratford-upon-Avon. There are Shakespearian connections in that property in the village was owned by his uncle and then partly by his father. The oldest building in the village in Church road is thought to be the home of the Shakespeare family. The parish church dates from the fourteenth century but was altered in 1858.

DIOCESE: Worcester. HUNDRED: Barlichway. UNION: Stratford

ADJOINING PARISHES: Wolverton, Norton Lindsey, Sherbo(u)rne with Fulbrook, Fulbrook, Hampton Lucy, Old Stratford, Bearley.

Parish Registers: Christenings: 1562-1923 Marriages: 1561-1969 Burials: 1562-1930 Banns 1754-1797 1864-1964

Bishop's Transcripts : Begin 1611 WOR

IGI: Christenings: 1561-1688 & 1813-1885, Marriages: 1561-1688 & 1754-1895. Widely available; BMSGH(PS)

REGISTER COPIES: Christenings: 1561-1682 & 1700-1799 Marriages: 1561-1812 Burials: 1562-1682 & 1740-1777 STR
Christenings: 1562-1682, 1689-1923 Marriages: 1256-1681, 1689-1736, 1740-1953 Burials: 1562-1682, 1689-1930, Banns 1864-1964 CMB (BT's)1682-1689 SoG
Marriages: 1561-1812 PHIL 3
Marriages: 1651-1675 BOYD MISC , SoG
Bishop's Transcripts : 1682-1688 STR

NONCONFORMIST: Roman Catholic: see Source Material and C, M & R Vol.2

Church and Yard to 1890s STR
St. James the Great BMSGH m/fiche , WAR , SoG , BIR


1851 BMSGH SI v.11. SoG , BIR
1881 BCP : BMSGH(PS)

Burial 1813-1837
Marriage 1561-1837
Pallot 1790-1812

MANORIAL RECORDS: 1438-1713 STR Calendar entry of deed 1381 WAR

OTHER SOURCES: Plan and survey of Ryland estate c1853.
Smiths of Snitterfield, register extracts.
Tall Chimneys (Snitterfield), WWM Vol.4 No.1 1957, Snitterfield, WWM Dec 1973, A Short History of Snitterfield, Tom Buck, 1952.
Snitterfield, the 1766 enclosures, 1977.
Two articles in War.Hist.: Snitterfield, reconstruction of an Enclosure Map, Vol.3 No.6. and The Appropriation of the Church of Snitterfield in the early 14th century, Vol.2 No.6.
Warwickshire People and Place, by John Burman 1936, has interesting references to this parish.
Diary of a farmer 1848.
A Scrapbook history of Snitterfield (W.I.) 1956.

[Last updated: 18th March 2013 ]