Exhall (near Coventry), Warwickshire Family History Guide

Exhall (near Coventry) is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire.

Other places in the parish include: Newland.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1540
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1663

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Exhall

  • Bulkington
  • Foleshill St Paul
  • Corley
  • Bedworth
  • Keresley with Coundon
  • Foleshill

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Exhall, a parish in Foleshill district, Warwick; on Beach brook, near the Coventry canal, and adjacent to the Coventry and Nuneaton railway, 4 1/4 miles N by E of Coventry. It has a station, jointly with Longford, on the railway; and it contains the Foleshill workhouse. Post-town, Longford, under Coventry. Acres, 1,990. Real property, £5,479; of which £500 are in mines. Pop., 964. Houses, 233. The property is divided among a few. Exhall house is a chief residence. Many of the inhabitants are weavers. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £143. Patrons, Lord and Lady Guernsey. The church was, not long ago, repaired and enlarged; and is very good. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Exhall, a parish in the liberties of Coventry, union of Foleshill, county of Warwick; 4¼ miles north- north-east of Coventry, and near the Coventry canal. Living, a vicarage, formerly in the archd. of Coventry and dio. of Lichfield and Coventry, now in the dio. of Worcester; valued at £197; gross income £143. Patroness, in 1835, Mrs. Knightly. Impropriate and vicarial tithes, the property of the lord of the manor and vicar, were commuted in 1761. Here are 2 daily schools. Charities, in 1833, £19 18s. per annum. Poor rates, in 1838, £313 15s. The hand-loom weaving is carried on in this as well as all the other parishes in the liberties of Coventry: in 1818 there were 16 looms, and 31 weavers employed in the ribbon trade. In 1838 the report of the state of the hand-loom weaving in this parish, is mixed up with that in the parish of Foleshill — which see— and Coventry. Houses 192. Acres 1,750. A. P. £3,071. Pop., in 1801, 694; in 1831, 840.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Exhall, 4 miles N. Coventry. P.936

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Administration

  • County: Warwickshire
  • Civil Registration District: Foleshill
  • Probate Court: Pre-1837 – Court of the Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry (Episcopal Consistory), Post-1836 – Court of the Bishop of Worcester
  • (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Coventry
  • Poor Law Union: Foleshill
  • Hundred: Knightlow
  • Province: Canterbury
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