FULBROKE, a parish, in the union of Stratfordupon-Avon, Snitterfield division of the hundred of Barlichway, S. division of the county of Warwick, 4 miles (N. E. by N.) from Stratford; containing 70 inhabitants. This place, according to Sir William Dugdale, after passing into the possession of many distinguished families, descended at length to Richard Beauchamp, Lord Abergavenny, younger brother of the Earl of Warwick; whose lady, Joan, built a sumptuous gate-house and lodge, which were long since demolished. It was afterwards granted by the crown to John, Duke of Bedford, third son of Henry IV., who formed a park, and built within it a castle, which was taken down in the beginning of the reign of Henry VIII., by Sir William Compton, Knt., who employed the materials in building his house at Compton-Wyniates. The manor was subsequently purchased by the Lucys, of Charlecote, of whom Sir Thomas Lucy, Knt., is said to have prosecuted Shakspeare, for stealing deer in these grounds. The park has long been destroyed, and also a chapel, which was for some time the parish church. The parish is situated on the right bank of the river Avon, and intersected by the road from Warwick to Stratford; and consists of 822 acres. The living is a rectory, united in 1428 to the perpetual curacy of Sherborne, and valued in the king's books at 14s. 2d.