Bulkington, Warwickshire

Historical Description

Bulkington, a village and a parish in Warwickshire. The village stands near the Coventry Canal, 2 ½ miles E of Bedworth, and 4 SE by S of Nuneaton, and has a station on the Trent Valley section of the L. & N.W.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Nuneaton. The parish, which is governed by a local board, includes also the hamlets of Marston-Jabbett, Ryton, Weston-in-Arden, Hollyhurst, and parts of Barnacle and Bramcott. Area of the civil parish, 4892 ; population, 1400 ; area of the urban sanitary district, 4832 acres; population of the urban sanitary district and ecclesiastical parish, 1389. Many of the inhabitants are ribbon weavers. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; gross value, £270 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church, erected in the 15th century, formerly belonged to the Abbey of Leicester, and is a fine building with an embattled western tower; it contains a monument of Carrara marble, the work of Richard Haywood, an amateur sculptor, who formerly resided at Weston Hall; also a font, the pedestal of which is a fragment of marble of great antiquity brought from Rome and presented by Mr Haywood. There are Congregational and Primitive Methodist chapels. At Weston-in-Arden is a Roman Catholic chapel, and at Barnacle and Ryton there are Wesleyan chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Warwickshire
Ecclesiastical parish Bulkington St. James
Hundred Knightlow
Poor Law union Nuneaton

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Church Records

The Warwickshire County Record Office hold the following registers for Bulkington:


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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Warwickshire 1619 is available on the Heraldry page.