Priors Marston, Warwickshire

Historical Description

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.

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 Priors' Marston St. Leonard
Hundred Kington
Poor Law union Southam

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Church Records

The Warwickshire County Record Office hold the following registers for Priors Marston:


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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.