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Hampton in Arden, Warwickshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishHampton-in-Arden St. Mary and St. Bartholomew 
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 Hampton in Arden:


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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hampton in Arden from the following:

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:

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 districtB92
Post TownSolihull