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Fillongley, Warwickshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishFillongley St. Mary and All Saints 
HundredHemlingford 
Poor Law unionMeriden 

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


Church Records

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

BaptismsMarriagesBurials
1538-19531538-19811538-1947

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 Fillongley from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

Online maps of Fillongley 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.

DistrictNorth Warwickshire
CountyWarwickshire
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtCV7
Post TownCoventry