Grendon (All Saints)

GRENDON (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Atherstone, Tamworth division of the hundred of Hemlingford, N. division of the county of Warwick, 3¼ miles (N. W.) from Atherstone; containing, with the hamlet of Whittington, 529 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the borders of Leicestershire, and comprises, partly by measurement and partly by computation, 2349 acres, of which two-thirds are arable; the soil is rich, and both the arable and pasture lands are luxuriantly fertile. The surface is generally flat, and some of the meadows are subject to occasional inundation from the small river Anker: this stream propels a flour-mill belonging to Mr. Mullaby. Coal is found in the immediate vicinity. The Coventry and Fazeley canal passes through the parish, and the rateable annual value of that species of property, here, is returned at £500; it is also intersected by the roads leading from Tamworth and Atherstone to Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Grendon Hall, the seat of Sir George Chetwynd, Bart., is a handsome mansion. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £20. 3. 4.; net income, £525; patron, Sir G. Chetwynd. The church, a very interesting structure, has been repaired and beautified at the expense of the patron, and contains several monuments to the Chetwynd family. A school is supported by Lady Chetwynd.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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