Whatcote, a parish in Warwickshire, 4 miles SE of Ettington station on the East and West Junction railway, and 4½ NE of Shipston-on-Stour. Post town, Shipston-on-Stour. Acreage, 878; population, 111. The Earl of Macclesfield is lord of the manor. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £85 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Macclesfield. The church is chiefly Perpendicular, and has a tower which dates from various times, partly Saxon, and has a Saxon font. Some of the sittings are of the 15th century, handsomely carved. There are some ancient brasses and tablets. The churchyard contains a sun-dial formed of the steps and shaft of an ancient cross.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Whatcott St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Shipston-upon-Stour|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Warwickshire County Record Office hold the following registers for Whatcote:
Most of the records prior to 1911 have been digitised and are available on Ancestry.co.uk
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Whatcote from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Whatcott (St. Peter))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Warwickshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Whatcote 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.