Alveston Warwickshire Family History Guide

Alveston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire.

Other places in the parish include: Tiddington Ville and Tiddington.

Parish church: St James

Parish registers begin: 1539

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Alveston

  • Atherstone on Stour
  • Hampton Lucy
  • Clifford Chambers
  • Charlecote
  • Alderminster
  • Loxley
  • Stratford on Avon
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Village church at Alveston, Stratford-upon-Avon, England.

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Alveston, formerly called Aulston, a parish in the Snitterfield division of the hund. of Barlichway, Stratford-on-Avon union, Warwickshire; 2 miles north-east from Stratford-on-Avon. Living, a vicarage in the dio. of Worcester, exempt from the visitation of the archdeacon; rated at £6, and in the parliamentary returns at £130; gross income £223. The church contains some fine monuments of the Lucy family. Patron, the rector of Hampton-Lucy. The great and small tithes were commuted in 1771. There is a small daily school here. Charities connected with this parish yield a yearly revenue of £47. The village stands in an agreeable neighbourhood, and finely wooded country, near the Avon; and has been called from the salubrity of its air, the Montpelier of England. A new church has been built here. Pop., in 1801, 465; in 1831, 650. Houses 135. Acres 4,300. A. P. £6,561. Poor rates, in 1837, £431. — To the westward of Alveston rise the Welcombe hills.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Alveston, 2 miles N.E. Stratford-on-Avon. P. 793

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

Directories

Alveston Bennett’s Business Directory for Warwickshire, 1914

Administration

  • County: Warwickshire
  • Civil Registration District: Stratford on Avon
  • Probate Court: Post-1850 – Court of the Bishop of Worcester, Pre-1851 – Court of the Peculiar of Hampton Lucy
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Kineton
  • Poor Law Union: Stratford on Avon
  • Hundred: Barlinchway
  • Province: Canterbury
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