Tanworth in Arden, Warwickshire Family History Guide

Tanworth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire.

Alternative names: Tanworth

Other places in the parish include: Hockley Heath, Codbro, and Box Tree.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St Thomas

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Presbyterian, and Roman Catholic.

Parishes adjacent to Tanworth in Arden

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

TANWORTH, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in. Solihull district, Warwick. The village stands 4 miles NW of Henley-in-Arden, and 5 SW of Knowle r. station; and has a post-office under Birmingham. The parish is cut into 4 quarters, and comprises 9,400 acres. Rated property, £11,375. Pop., 1,946. Houses, 440. Much of the land belongs to Earl Amherst and T. Burman, Esq. Umberslade is the seat of G. F. Muntz, Esq. A very large reservoir of the Birmingham and Stratford canal is here. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £507. Patron, Earl Amherst. The church is good. A section, with a pop. of 1,142, and bearing the name of Salters-street, was constituted a separate charge in 1843; and the living of it is a p. curacy, of the value of £150, in the patronage of the Vicar. A tower was added to its church in 1861. There are two national schools, an endowed school with £8 a year, and charities £196. The sub-district contains three parishes and two hamlets. Pop., 3,029. Houses, 680.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Tanworth in Arden Bennett’s Business Directory for Warwickshire, 1914


  • County: Warwickshire
  • Civil Registration District: Solihull
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Warwick
  • Poor Law Union: Solihull
  • Hundred: Kington
  • Province: Canterbury