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Edgbaston, Warwickshire

Historical Description

Edgbaston, a parish in Warwickshire, within the municipal and county borough of Birmingham, forming the SW portion of that city. Acreage, 2598; population, 24,436. It contains four ecclesiastical parishes: St Bartholomew (population, 7424), St Augustine (constituted in 1889, population, 4509), St George (constituted in 1852, population, 6292), and St James (constituted in 1852, population, 6211). The livings are all vicarages in the diocese of Worcester. Patron of St Bartholomew, St George, and St James, Lord Calthorpe. Patron of St Augustine, the Bishop of Worcester. Gross value of St Bartholomew, £443 with residence; of St George, o£500; of St James, £344; net value of St Augustine, £600. The church of St Bartholomew was rebuilt in 1810, and enlarged in 1857, and again in 1886. It is an edifice in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch, and a low embattled tower. St George's Church was erected in 1838, enlarged in 1856, and again in 1884. St James' Church was erected in 1852, and is a cruciform edifice in the Decor- ated style, with a tower and a low spire. St Augustine's Church was erected in 1868, and has a lofty tower and spire. Edgbaston with Horborne forms a ward in the municipal borough of Birmingham. Population, 27,173. Edgbaston forms one of the seven divisions into which the parliamentary borough of Birmingham is divided. It extends into Staffordshire and Worcestershire, and returns one member to the House of Commons. Population, 67,612. See BIRMINGHAM.

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 parishEdgbaston St. Bartholomew 
Poor Law unionKings-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 Edgbaston (Copies Only):


Most of the records prior to 1911 have been digitised and are available on

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Edgbaston from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Edgbaston 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 districtB15
Post TownBirmingham