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Barcheston, Warwickshire

Historical Description

Barcheston, a village and a parish in Warwickshire. The village stands on the verge of the county, at the river Stour, less than a mile SE of Shipston-on-Stour, and 7 miles from Moreton-in-the-Marsh station on the G.W.R., and was a place of some consequence at the Conquest. The parish includes also the hamlet of Willington, and its post town is Shipston-on-Stour. Acreage, 1555; population, 161. The manor was purchased, in the reign of Henry VII., by William Willington, and passed to the family of Shcldon. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester; net value, -£125 with residence. The church is Early English, built in 1281, and contains a good example of a priest's chamber (domus inclusa) attached to the tower, a monument of 1655 to the Willington family, two curious brasses, a black-letter copy of Erasmus' Paraphrase of the Scriptures, chained to the bench, and some old communion plate.

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 parishBarcheston St. Martin 
Poor Law unionShipston-upon-Stour 

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

Church Records

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


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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Barcheston from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Barcheston 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 districtCV36
Post TownShipston-On-Stour