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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Witherley St. Peter|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Witherley (St. Peter))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.
Online maps of Witherley 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 Leicestershire newspapers online: