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Oldbury, Warwickshire

Historical Description

Oldbury, a township in Mancetter parish, Warwickshire, on the Coventry Canal, near Watling Street, 2 miles S of Atherstone. Acreage, 611; population, 82. Oldbury Hall and Oldbury Chase are the chief residences. There are remains of a Roman camp near Oldbury Hall. Granite is quarried. The name Oldbury alludes to the Roman station of Manduessedum on Watling Street.

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 
Civil parishMancetter 
Poor Law unionAtherstone 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Oldbury from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Warwickshire 1619 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictNorth Warwickshire
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtCV10
Post TownNuneaton