Wyken Warwickshire Family History Guide

St Mary Magdalen Wyken
Photo of St Mary Magdalen Wyken is Coventry’s oldest church. It was a great and unexpected delight, and stands in a much loved and beautifully maintained churchyard. Within is the original Norman font and the oldest wall painting in the West Midlands. by Amanda Slater, some rights reserved.

Wyken is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire.

Parish church: St Mary Magdalen

Parish registers begin: 1600

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Parishes adjacent to Wyken

  • Coventry
  • Combe Fields
  • Foleshill
  • Binley
  • Walsgrave on Sowe
  • Stoke
  • Foleshill

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Wyken, a parish in Foleshill district, Warwick; 3 miles NE by E of Coventry r. station. Post-town, Coventry. Acres, 670. Real property, £2,264; of which £550 are in mines. Pop., 148. Houses, 29. The manor belongs to Earl Craven. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £115. Patron, Earl Craven. The church is good.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Wyken, 3 miles N. E. Coventry. P. 115.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

Wyken, a parish in the county of the city of Coventry, 3 miles (N. E. by E.) from Coventry, containing 79 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Coventry, and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, endowed with £400 private benefaction, and £400 royal bounty, and in the patronage of Earl Craven.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

Family History Links

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  • 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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