Barton on the Heath, Warwickshire
Barton-on-the-Heath, a parish in Warwickshire, on the verge of the county, near the Four-shire-stone (which marks the point of junction of the counties of Warwick, Oxford, Gloucester, and Worcester), 4 miles E of Moreton-in-the-Marsh station on the G.W.R., and 6 S of Shipton-on-Stour. It has a post office (S.O.); telegraph office, Moreton-in-the-Marsh; money order office, Long Compton. Acreage, 1177; population, 172. The manor belonged from the time of Henry III. to the Marshalls, and passed in the time of Elizabeth to the Overburys. Barton House is a fine Elizabethan mansion, built by Inigo Jones. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £235 with residence. Patron, Trinity College, Oxford. The church was originally Norman. It has a good Norman chancel arch and a western tower with a saddleback roof. It contains an ancient font and some memorial windows. Dover the lawyer, who instituted the Cotswold games so famous in the times of James I. and II., was a resident.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Barton-On-The-Heath St. Lawrence|
|Poor Law union||Chipping-Norton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Warwickshire County Record Office hold the following registers for Barton on the Heath:
Most of the records prior to 1911 have been digitised and are available on Ancestry.co.uk
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Barton on the Heath from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Barton-On-The-Heath (St. Lawrence))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Warwickshire is available to browse.
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.