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Aston Cantlow or Aston Cantelupe, Warwickshire

Historical Description

Aston-Cantlow or Aston-Cantelupe, a parish in Warwickshire, on the river Aine, near the Birmingham and Stratford Canal, 1½ mile E of Great Aine station on the G.W.R., 4 miles NE of Alcester,and 6 NWof Stratford-on-Avon. The parish includes the hamlets of Newnham, Shel-field, Little Aine, Pathlow, and Wilmcote, the two latter forming a separate ecclesiastical parish. It has a post-office under Birmingham; the money order office is at Henley in Arden, 4 miles N, and the telegraph office at Bearley railway station, 2g- miles SE. Acreage, 4894; population, 945. The manor belonged anciently to the Cantelupes. The right to a market was obtained by one of them in the time of Henry III., but has gone into disuse. The living is avicarage in the diocese of Worcester; value, £83. The church is a stone edifice, dating from the thirteenth century, and has an embattled tower with pinnacles; it contains an ancient font.

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 parishAston-Cantlow St. John the Baptist 
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 Aston Cantlow:


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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Aston Cantlow or Aston Cantelupe from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtB95
Post TownHenley-In-Arden