Stretton on Fosse Warwickshire Family History Guide



St. Peter, Stretton-on-Fosse
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Stretton on Fosse is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire.

Alternative names: Stretton-on-the-Foss

Other places in the parish include: Lower Ditchford and Ditchford.

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin: 1538

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Stretton on Fosse

Historical Descriptions

Stretton on Fosse

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Stretton-on-the-Foss, a parish, with a village, in Shipston-on-Stour district, Warwick; on the Fosse way, 4 miles NNE of Moreton r. station. Post town, Moreton-in-the-Marsh. Acres, 1,939. Real property, £2,165. Pop., 435. Houses, 99. The property is sub-divided. The living is a rectory, united with Ditchford, in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £288. Patron, Mrs. Fitzgerald. The church was rebuilt in 1842. There are a free school, and charities £15.

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

Stretton-on-the-Foss, 3 miles S.W. Shipston-on-Stour. P. 434

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

Ditchford

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DITCHFORD (Lower), a hamlet in Stretton-on-the-Foss parish, Warwick; adjacent to the West Midland railway, and to the boundary with Worcester and Gloucester, 2¾ miles N by W of Moreton-in-the-Marsh. It was formerly a parish; and it still ranks as a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Stretton-on-the-Foss, in the diocese of Worcester; but it has no church.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Ditchford (St. Giles), a parish, in the union of Shipston-upon-Stour, Brails division of the hundred of Kington, S. division of the county of Warwick, 3 miles (S. W.) from Shipston. The living is a rectory, annexed, in 1642, to the rectory of Stretton-on-the-Foss, and valued in the King’s books at £6 : the church has been demolished.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

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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: Blockley
  • Poor Law Union: Shipston on Stour
  • Hundred: Kington
  • Province: Canterbury


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