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Eatington, Warwickshire

Historical Description

Eatington or Ettington, a village and a parish in Warwickshire, at the verge of the county, on the river Stour, near the Fosse Way, 5½ miles SE by S of Stratford-on-Avon town, with a station on the East and West Junction railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Stratford-on-Avon. Acreage, 3638; population, 620. Eatington Park is the seat of the Shirley family, in whose hands it has remained for centuries. The mansion is ancient, stands in a beautiful deer park, and contains a series of sculptures by Armstead. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; gross value, £120 with residence. The church was erected about 1800. Of the ancient church only the tower and the south transept remain; the latter has been converted into the chapel and burial-place of the Shirley family, and contains some fine monuments to their memory. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels, and a meetinghouse for the Society of Friends.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWarwickshire 
Ecclesiastical parishEatington St. Thomas à Becket 
HundredKington 
Poor Law unionStratford-upon-Avon 

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


Church Records

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

BaptismsMarriagesBurials
1661-18571670-19981669-1877

Most of the records prior to 1911 have been digitised and are available on Ancestry.co.uk


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 Eatington 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.