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Barton on the Heath, Warwickshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishBarton-On-The-Heath St. Lawrence 
Poor Law unionChipping-Norton 

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

Church Records

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

Civil Registration

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:

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:

Visitations Heraldic

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