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Arrow, Warwickshire

Historical Description

Arrow, a village and a parish in Warwickshire. The village lies on the Arrow river, I-mile SW of Alcester, and 8 W of Stratford-on-Avon, and its post town is Alcester, under Redditch. Acreage, 2634; population, 397. The parish includes also the hamlet of Oversley. Acreage, 3935; population, 716. The chief feature is the Marquis of Hertford's magnificent seat of Ragley Park, situated on an eminence overlooking extensive scenery. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £376. Patron, the Marquis of Hertford. The church is ancient, but has undergone repeated restorations; it has a Norman doorway, and in the chancel is a piscina; there is a fine alabaster reredos, erected to the memory of the late Marquis of Hertford, and there are several monuments to members of the Seymour family. See RAGLEY PAEK.

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


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

Ancient CountyWarwickshire 
Ecclesiastical parishArrow Holy Trinity 
Poor Law unionAlcester 

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

Church Records

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


Most of the records prior to 1911 have been digitised and are available on

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Arrow from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Warwickshire is available to browse.


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

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Warwickshire papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtB49
Post TownAlcester