Wolford Warwickshire Family History Guide

The Crossroads in Great Wolford
Photo of The Crossroads in Great Wolford. Looking east-ish towards St Michael & All Angels Church. by Ben Nicholson, some rights reserved.

Wolford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire.

Alternative names: Great Wolford

Other places in the parish include: Little Wolford.

Parish church: St Michael & All Angels

Parish registers begin: 1654

Parishes adjacent to Wolford

  • Evenlode
  • Todenham
  • Batsford
  • Barton on the Heath
  • Little Compton
  • Burmington
  • Lower Lemington
  • Moreton in Marsh
  • Long Compton

 

Great Wolford Church
Great Wolford church is dedicated to St Michael and All Angels. The copyright on this image is owned by Philip Halling and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Historical Descriptions

Wolford

THE IMPERIAL GAZETTEER OF ENGLAND & WALES 1870

Wolford (Great and Little), a parish in Shipston-on-Stour district, Warwick; 3½ miles ENE of Moreton r. station. Post town, Shipston-on-Stour. Acres, 2,679. Real property, £4,080. Pop., 534. Houses, 98. Little W. belonged formerly to the Ingrams; belongs now to Sir. G. R. Philips, Bart.; and has been much improved. The living is a vicarage, united with Burmington, in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £480. Patron, Merton College, Oxford. The church was rebuilt in 1833. Charities, £5.

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

Great Wolford

THE PARLIAMENTARY GAZETTEER OF ENGLAND AND WALES 1851

Woolford (Great), a parish in the Brailes division of the hund. of Kington, union of Shipston-on-Stour, county of Warwick; 4 miles south by west of Shipston-on-Stour. It includes the hamlet of Little Woolford. Living, a vicarage in the dio. of Worcester; rated at £8; gross income £135. Patrons, Merton college, Oxford. In 1833 here were 2 daily schools, supported partly by subscription. Endowed charities, in 1827, £2 10s. per annum. Poor rates, in 1838, £398 17s. Acreage, with Little Woolford, 2,620. Houses 59. A. P. £1,497. Pop., in 1801, 278; in 1831, 300.

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

LEONARD’S GAZETTEER OF ENGLAND AND WALES 1850

Wolford (Great), 3½ m. S. Shipston-on-Stour. P. 585

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

Little Wolford

THE PARLIAMENTARY GAZETTEER OF ENGLAND AND WALES 1851

Woolford (Little), a township in Great Woolford parish; 3 miles south of Shipston-on-Stour. In 1833 here was one daily school, supported chiefly by the landed proprietor. Houses 52. A. P. £1,560. Pop., in 1801, 229; in 1831, 280. Poor rates, in 1838, £235 11s.

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

LEONARD’S GAZETTEER OF ENGLAND AND WALES 1850

Wolford (Little), included in Great Wolford parish

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

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Administration

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