Priors Marston, Warwickshire
Priors Marston, a village and a parish in Warwickshire, adjacent to Northamptonshire and to the Oxford Canal, 5 miles NE of Fenny Comptou station on the G.W.R. and East and West Junction railway, and 6 SE of Southam,. with a post and money order office under Byfield (R.S.O.), telegraph office, Byfield. Acreage of parish, 3577; population, 554. There is a parish council of six members. The manor was given by Earl Leofric to the monks at Coventry, and belongs now to Earl Spencer. The living is a vicarage-in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £165 with residence. Patron, Earl Spencer. The church was rebuilt, with the exception of the tower, N aisle, and chancel, in 1863. There-are Primitive Methodist, Wesleyan, and Moravian chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Priors' Marston St. Leonard|
|Poor Law union||Southam|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Warwickshire County Record Office hold the following registers for Priors Marston:
Most of the records prior to 1911 have been digitised and are available on Ancestry.co.uk
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Priors Marston from the following:
Online maps of Priors Marston are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Warwickshire papers online:
The Visitation of Warwickshire 1619 is available on the Heraldry page.