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Shustoke, Warwickshire

Historical Description

Shustoke, a village and a parish in Warwickshire. The village stands 2½ miles NE of Coleshill, and 12 E by N of Birmingham. It has a station on the Leicester and Birmingham branch of the M.R., and a post and money order office under Birmingham; telegraph office, Whitacre railway station. The parish includes also the hamlet and chapelry of Bentley and the hamlet of Blyth. Acreage, 4061; population, 712. There is a parish council consisting of six members, Shustoke Hall is the seat of the Croxall family Blyth Hall was the seat of the antiquary Dugdale, and is still the residence of the family. The living is a vicarage, with Bentley chapelry, in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £171 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The parochial church is Early English, and has a tower and spire. It was restored in 1873, but in 1886 great damage was done by a fire caused by lightning, and it was again restored in 1887. It contains an altar-tomb to Sir William Dugdale. Bentley church was built in 1837. There are almshouses.

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 parishShustock St. Cuthbert 
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 Shustoke:


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

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 Shustoke from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Shustoke 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
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtB46
Post TownBirmingham