Bentley Warwickshire Family History Guide

Other places in the parish: Bentley Park

Status: Chapelry

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1837; see also Shustoke
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Bentley

  • Mancetter
  • Atherstone
  • Kingsbury
  • Over Whitacre
  • Merevale
  • Baxterley
  • Ansley

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BENTLEY, a hamlet in Shustoke parish, Warwick; 3 miles SW of Atherstone. Acres, 1,830. Real property, £2,749. Pop., 233. Houses, 50. It includes Bentley Park; and forms a chapelry annexed to the vicarage of Shustoke. The church was built in 1844.

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

Bentley, a hamlet and chapelry in the parish of Shustock, Atherstone division of the hund. of Hemlingford, county of Warwick; 3 miles south west of Atherstone, in the neighbourhood of the Birmingham and Derby railroad. Living, a curacy not in charge, annexed to the vicarage of Shustock. There are two daily schools here. Pop., in 1801, 206; in 1831, 270. Houses 65. Acres 1,230. A.P. £1,735. Poor rates, in 1837, £84.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Bentley, 3 m. N.E. Shustoke. P.266

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

Administration

  • County: Warwickshire
  • Civil Registration District: Atherstone
  • 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: Arden
  • Poor Law Union: Atherstone
  • Hundred: Hemlingford
  • Province: Canterbury
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