Hampton in Arden, Warwickshire Family History Guide

The parish includes also the hamlets of Kinwalsey, Knowle, Balsall, Nuthurst and Nuthurst cum Hockley Heath.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1599; Separate registers exist for Nuthurst beginning 1835
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1665; Separate records exist for Nuthurst beginning 1835

Nonconformists include: Independents

Parishes adjacent to Hampton in Arden

  • Berkswell
  • Meriden
  • Fillongley
  • Elmdon
  • Lapworth
  • Barston
  • Beaudesert
  • Great Packington
  • Tanworth
  • Bickenhill
  • Solihull

Fairs & Markets

Fairs, June 11, July 16, Sep. 10, Oct. 17.

Market, Monday

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HAMPTON-IN-ARDEN, a village in Meriden district, and a parish partly also in Solihull district, Warwick. The village stands on the river Blythe, contiguous to the Hampton Junction station of the Northwestern and Midland railways, 9¼ miles SE by E of Birmingham; occupies a rising ground; was once a market town; and has a post office under Birmingham, and fairs on 9 June, 21 July, 8 Sept, and 15 Oct. Pop., 690. Houses, 150. The parish includes also the hamlets of Kinwalsey, Knowle, Balsall, and Nuthurst. Acres, 11, 052. Real property, £22, 224. Pop., 3, 161. Houses, 735. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to the Right Hon. Frederick Peel. A tunnel of the Northwestern railway, 300 yards long, is near. The parish is a meet for the North Warwick hounds. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of Nuthurst, in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £578. Patron, W.Alston, Esq. The church is ancient; belonged to the canons of Kenilworth; has features of Saxon or of early Norman; and consists of a chancel and three aisles, with a low tower. The vicarage of Knowle is a separate benefice. There are an Independent chapel, and a charity founded, in 1690, by George Fentham, and now yielding about £400 a year.

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

Hampton-in-Arden, 3 miles N.E. Solihull. P. 3306

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


Hampton in Arden Bennett’s Business Directory for Warwickshire, 1914


  • County: Warwickshire
  • Civil Registration District: Meriden
  • 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: Meriden
  • Hundred: Hemlingford
  • Province: Canterbury

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