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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Barcheston St. Martin|
|Poor Law union||Shipston-upon-Stour|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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 Ancestry.co.uk
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Barcheston from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Barcheston (St. Martin))
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:
- 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 Warwickshire papers online:
The Visitation of Warwickshire 1619 is available on the Heraldry page.