This chapelry parish of Wootton Wawen lies a few miles east of that parish. The remains of the old church (the chancel of the original building) are of interest. The present parish church was built in 1875. Barrels Hall, the home of the Knight family, was severely damaged by fire in 1933. It was there that Henrietta, Lady Luxborough (1699-1756) had a literary circle which included the poets William Somerville and William Shenstone.

DIOCESE: Lichfield. HUNDRED: Barlichway. UNION: Stratford

ADJOINING PARISHES: Tanworth-in-Arden, Beaudesert, Henley-In-Arden, and the Worcestershire parishes of Oldberrow and Beoley.

Parish Registers: pre 1855 see Wootton Wawen registers. Christenings: 1855-1959.

Bishop's Transcripts : 1608-1812 includes Henley-in-Arden and Wootton Wawen 1813-1837 WOR

IGI: Christenings: 1855-1885. Widely available; BMSGH(PS)

REGISTER COPIES CM Burials: 1546-1700 SoG

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS: St. Mary the Virgin BMSGH m/fiche , WAR , SoG , BIR


1881 BCP , BMSGH(PS)

MANORIAL RECORDS: Kings College estate, abatement of rents to tenants 1452-1455, Rentals 1604-1614, Perambulation of manor 1640. WAR

DEEDS: Collection of Deeds, Terriers, plans etc 1695-1856.

OTHER SOURCES: Barrels' estate, deeds 1695-1856 and plans 1809-1856.
An account of the friends of Lady Luxborough as noted in her letters appears in Warwickshire People and Places, by John Burman, 1936.

[Last updated: 18th March 2013 ]