Arrow

Holy Trinity church, Arrow, Warwickshire.

Arrow Warwickshire Family History & Genealogy

Arrow is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire.

Other places in the parish include: Kingle, Oversley.

Parish registers begin: 1588

Parishes adjacent to Arrow

  • Weethley
  • Exhall
  • Inkberrow
  • Kinwarton
  • Alcester
  • Coughton with Sambourn
  • Salford Priors
  • Wixford
  • Haselor

Historical Descriptions of the Parish of Arrow

Arrow

THE IMPERIAL GAZETTEER OF ENGLAND AND WALES 1870

Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire - viewed from the south-west. This is a Grade I Listed Building in England by DeFacto. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Arrow, a township and a parish in Alcester district, Warwick. The township lies on the Alne or Arrow river, 1 mile SW of Alcester r. station, and 8 W of Stratford-on-Avon; and its Post Town is Alcester, under Redditch. Real property, £4,137. Pop., 295. Houses, 69. The parish includes also the township of Oversley. Acres, 4,220. Real property, £6,811. Pop., 590. Houses, 111. The chief feature is the Marquis of Hertford’s magnificent seat of Ragley Park. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £248.* Patron, the Marquis of Hertford. The church is ancient. Charities, £5. See Ragley Park.

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

Arrow with Ragley, ¾ mile S. Alcester. P. 5431).

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

Arrow The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Arrow, a parish in the hund. of Barlichway, union of Alcester, Warwickshire; 1 mile south-west of Alcester; on the Arrow river. It includes the township of Arrow, with the hamlets of Oversley and Ragley. Living, a rectory in the archd. and dio. of Worcester; rated at £10 10s. 7 12 d.; gross income £250. Patron, in 1835, the marquis of Hertford, who has a magnificent seat, called Ragley-hall, in this parish. Charities to the poor £5 per annum. There are two infant schools. Pop., in 1831, 466. Houses 101. Acres 4,220. A. P. £5,787 Pop. of the township, including Ragley, in 1801, 245; in 1831, 287. Houses 65. Acres 2,560. A. P. £2,533. Poor rates, in 1837, £172

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

THE HISTORY TOPOGRAPHY AND DIRECTORY OF WARWICKSHIRE 1830

Arrow. – Standing near the river of the same name, is a parish in the hundred of Balichway, 2 miles from Alcester and 105 from London. In 1803 the sum raised by its parochial rates was £345 12s. 1½d. In 1811 its population was 250. In 1821 it contained 56 houses and 290 inhabitants. In 1826 it was valued at £3252. and its proportion to the county rate, £3 11s. It is a rectory, value £10 10s. 7½d. Patron, the Marquis of Hertford.

This manor was in the possession of the family of Burdetts from Edward I. to Henry VIII. when it was disputed between John Burdett and a female heir, married to John Conway. It was determined by arbitration in favour of Edward Conway, whose descendant, Edward Earl of Conway, dying without issue, bequeathed the estate, about 1684, to Popham Seymour, Esq. on condition that he should take the name of Conway, and from whom descended the Marquis of Hertford.

Source: The History Topography and Directory of Warwickshire 1830. Wm. West. Printed and Published by R. Wrightson, Athenaeum, New-Street; and sold by Baldwin and Craddock, and Hurst, Chance and Co., London. 1830.

Kingle and Oversley

THE HISTORY TOPOGRAPHY AND DIRECTORY OF WARWICKSHIRE 1830

Kingle and Oversley, - are both in the parish of Arrow. In Dr. Thomas’s time, the former only contained a single house. The latter will be found in the Stratford division.

Source: The History Topography and Directory of Warwickshire 1830. Wm. West. Printed and Published by R. Wrightson, Athenaeum, New-Street; and sold by Baldwin and Craddock, and Hurst, Chance and Co., London. 1830.

Poll Books

Arrow Poll Book South Warwickshire Election 1868

Administration

  • County: Warwickshire
  • Civil Registration District: Alcester
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Warwick
  • Poor Law Union: Alcester
  • Hundred: Barlinchway
  • Province: Canterbury