Edgbaston, Warwickshire

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Edgebaston, a parish in the Birmingham division of the hund. of Hemlingford, union of King’s Norton, county of Warwick; 2 miles south west of Birmingham. The appearance of the village of Edgebaston is very attractive: the houses are well built, the streets wide, straight, and lighted with gas; there are also numerous villas; and altogether it forms a fashionable appendage to the town of Bir mingham. Living, a curacy and peculiar, formerly in the dio. of Lichfield and Coventry, now in the dio. of Worcester; valued at £35; gross income £542. Patron, in 1835, Lord Caltborpe. St. George’s chapel, the first stone of which was laid on 17th August, 1836, is in the early pointed style of the 13th century: it contains seats for 1,000 persons, and has 100 free sittings. Lord Calthorpe has erected it at his own expense, aided by a legacy of £500, from the late Mr. Wheely of Edgebaston. The vicarial tithes were commuted in 1821. Here are 12 daily and 11 boarding schools. Charities, in 1834, £11 5s. 4d., besides £30 principal, the recovery of which was questionable. Poor rates, in 1838, £975 9s. Acres 2,790. Houses 715. A.P. with Birmingham. Pop., in 1831, 3.954.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Edgbaston, 1 mile S. Birmingham. P. 6609

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

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Edgebaston, co. Warwick.

P. T. Birmingham (109) 2 m. SW. Pop. 217.

A parish in the Birmingham division of the hundred of Hemlingford; living, a curacy and a peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield; certified value 35l.; ann. val P. R. 110l. 13s.; church ded. to St. Bartholomew; patron (1829) Lord Calthorpe.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. I; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

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