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Stretton Baskerville, Warwickshire

Historical Description

Stretton Baskerville, a parish in Warwickshire, 1½ mile WSW of Hinckley, and 4 miles E by S of Nuneaton. Post town, Hinckley. Acreage, 1038; population, 56. It takes its name from Watling Street, which lies on the north, and from the ancient family of Baskerville who held the manor, and was once a place of some importance, but became partly depopulated in the reign of Henry VII., and the village and church went into ruins. The living is a sinecure rectory in the diocese of Worcester; gross value, £75. Patron, the Crown. The living is held by the vicar of Burton Hastings, and the inhabitants attend the church of that parish.

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 parishStretton-Baskerville All Saints 
Poor Law unionHinckley 

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Land and Property

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