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Witherley, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Witherley, a village, a township, and a parish in Leicestershire, 1 mile E of Atherstone station on the L. & N.W.R., with a post office under Atherstone; money order and telegraph office, Atherstone. Acreage of the township, 844; population, 455; of the ecclesiastical parish, 490. The stables and kennels of the Atherstone hunt adjoin the village. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; net value, £412 with residence. The church is a building of stone in the Early Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, N aisle, S porch, and an embattled western tower with pinnacles and crocketed spire.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyLeicestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishWitherley St. Peter 
HundredSparkenhoe 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, have the following parish records online for Witherley:

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1564-19161767-19401564-19311564-1900

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Witherley from the following:


Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.


Maps

Online maps of Witherley are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Leicestershire newspapers online:

DistrictHinckley and Bosworth
CountyLeicestershire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtCV9
Post TownAtherstone