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Binley, Warwickshire

Historical Description

Binley, a village and a parish in Warwickshire, on the river Sow, 2 miles NW of Brandon station on the L. & N.W.K., and 2¼ E of Coventry. The parish includes the liberty of Earnsford, and has a post office under Coventry, which is the telegraph office; money order office, Stoke Green. Acreage, 1688; population of the civil parish, 180; of the ecclesiastical (which includes the liberty of Combe Fields, formerly extra-parochial), 317. The manor belongs to the Earl of Craven, who is patron of the living, which is a donative in the diocese of Worcester. The church was built in 1772 by the first Earl of Craven, and now contains his tomb. It is a Grecian structure with a medallioned roof. Wagstaffe, the nonjuring bishop, 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 
Ecclesiastical parishBinley St. Bartholomew 
Poor Law unionFoleshill 

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

Church Records

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


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 Binley from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Binley 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 districtCV3
Post TownCoventry