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Seckington, Warwickshire

Historical Description

Seckington, a parish in Warwickshire, 3 miles N of Polesworth station on the L. & N.W.R., and 4 ENE of Tarn-worth. Post town, Tamworth. Acreage, 848; population, 110. The manor was anciently called Seccandun. A battle was fought here, in 757, between Cnthred and Ethelbald. There are a barrow and remains of an ancient camp. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £140 with residence. The church is ancient, and has a tower and spire which were rebuilt in 1883.

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 parishSeckington All Saints 
HundredHemlingford 
Poor Law unionTamworth 

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


Church Records

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

BaptismsMarriagesBurials
1644-19731644-19681645-1972

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 Seckington from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

Online maps of Seckington 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 districtB79
Post TownTamworth