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Shirley, Warwickshire

Historical Description

Shirley, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Solihull parish, Warwickshire. The village is 2½ miles W by S of Solihull, and 6 SSE of Birmingham, and has a post office under Birmingham; money order and telegraph office, Solihull. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1843. Population, 1465. Shirley is a ward of the parish council of Solihull, and returns four members to that council. Many good residences are in the parish. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; gross value, £191 with residence. Patron, the Rector of Solihull. The church was built in 1832, and restored and enlarged in 1883. There is a Baptist chapel.

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 parishSolihull 
Poor Law unionSolihull 

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

Church Records

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

See Solihull for earlier records.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Shirley from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Shirley 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.