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Atherstone on Stour, Warwickshire

Historical Description

Atherstone-on-Stour, a village and a parish in Warwickshire, on the river Stour, 3 miles S by E of Stratford-on-Avon. It contains the hamlet of Ailstone, and its post town is Stratford-on-Avon. Acreage, 1089; population, 115. The manor belonged, in the time of Edward III., to John de Langley. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £140. The church is ancient, in the Decorated style, and was rebuilt in 1876. Dr Thomas, the editor of Dugdale's " Antiquities of Warwickshire," was a native.

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 
Poor Law unionStratford-upon-Avon 

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

Church Records

The Warwickshire County Record Office hold the following registers for Atherstone on Stour:


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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Atherstone on Stour from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Atherstone on Stour 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 districtCV37
Post TownStratford-Upon-Avon