Hampton in Arden, Warwickshire
Hampton-in-Arden, a village, a township, and a parish in Warwickshire. The village stands on the river Blythe, contiguous to the Hampton Junction station of the L. & N.W.R. and M.R., 3 miles E of Solihull, and 9½ SE by E of Birmingham, occupies a rising-ground, was once a market-town, and has a post, money order, and tele-' graph office under Birmingham, and fairs on the first and third Monday in each month. The parish includes the townships of Hampton-in-Arden, Rinwalsey, Rnowie, Bal-sall, and Nuthurst. Acreage, 11, 674; population, 3708; acreage of the township, 2424; population, 710; of the ecclesiastical parish, 725. The manor belongs to the Peel family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; gross value, £562 with residence. The church is ancient; belonged to the canons of Renilworth; has features of Saxon or of Early Norman, and consists of a chancel, nave, aisles, south porch, and a low tower. There is a Congregational chapel. The livings of Balsall, Rnowie, and Nuthurst are separate benefices.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Hampton-in-Arden St. Mary and St. Bartholomew|
|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 Hampton in Arden:
Most of the records prior to 1911 have been digitised and are available on Ancestry.co.uk
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Hampton in Arden from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Hampton-in-Arden (St. Mary and St. Bartholomew))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Warwickshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Hampton in Arden 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.