Fillongley. a village and a parish in Warwickshire, near Arley and Fillongley station on the M.R., 6 miles NW by N of Coventry. There is a post and money order office under Coventry; telegraph office, Arley (R.S.) Acreage, 4761; population, 1066. Old Fillongley belonged to the monks of Coventry, and the rest of the land was given to Robert Dis-pensator, and passed to the Hastings family. " Here," says Dugdale,t( were two castles, the one north-east of the church, about one-fourth of a mile, to this day called by the name of Castle Hill, the other southward from the church, scarce half the distance, bearing still the name of Castle Yard, and unto which a park of very large extent was attached." Fillongley Hall, Fillongley Grange, and the Lodge are- the chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £200 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is of the Decorated period, and has been restored; a portion of an ancient cross stands in the churchyard. The Birmingham Municipal Industrial Schools are in this parish.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Fillongley St. Mary and All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Meriden|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Warwickshire County Record Office hold the following registers for Fillongley:
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 Fillongley from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Fillongley (St. Mary and All Saints))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Warwickshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Fillongley are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
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.