Leamington Priors Warwickshire Delineated 1820

On leaving Warwick we cross the river Avon by a very elegant bridge of one arch, and leaving on the right the lace manufactory, we, at the distance of about half a mile, pass Myton House, the residence of Colonel Steward; half a mile further the road is intersected by the Warwick and Napton canal, a short distance up which is a noble Aqueduct that conveys the water of the canal over the Avon, from which some fine landscapes are obtained. Two miles from Warwick is the fashionable and celebrated village of Leamington Priors, on the entrance of which, to the left of the road, is the pleasant mansion of Matthew Wise, Esq. surrounded by thriving plantations, and approached by a fine semi-circular avenue of lofty trees.  Continue reading

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Tachbrook Mallory Warwickshire Delineated 1820

At Tachbrook Mallory, a hamlet in the parish of Bishop’s Tachbrook, is an ancient manor house, formerly the residence of the Wagstaffe family, to whom the manor belonged. It has lately been purchased by the Earl of Warwick, and his noble mother, the Dowager Countess, now resides at the manor house.

Source: Warwickshire Delineated; Francis Smith; Second Edition; 1820

Great Badminton The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Badminton (Great), a parish in the upper division of the hund. of Grumbald’s Ash, union of Chipping-Sodbury, county of Gloucester, situated on the borders of Wilts; 5½ miles east by north from Chipping-Sodbury, and 12 from Bath. Living, a discharged vicarage, with the chapelry of Little Badminton annexed, formerly in the archd. and dio. of Gloucester, now in the archd. of Bristol and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £5 5s. 7½d.; gross income £7. Patron, in 1835, the duke of Beaufort. The church, erected by the late duke of Beaufort in 1785, is a remarkably elegant structure, richly decorated with ornamental statuary and memorials of the Beaufort family. An alms-house for three men and three women, and a school for the children of Great and Little Badminton and Littleton-Drew, are supported on a rent-charge of £94, given for the purpose in 1705, by Mary, duchess-dowager of Beaufort. Badminton-house, the residence of the duke of Beaufort, stands in a fine and very extensive park in this parish. It was erected in 1682 by the first duke of Beaufort. Pop., in 1801, 423; in 1831, 529. Houses 100. Acres 1,450. A. P. £2,563. Poor rates, in 1837, £229.

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

Badgeworth Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Badgeworth is a parish and village, 125 miles (by rail) west-north-west from London, and 4 south-west from Cheltenham railway station, in the upper division of the hundred of Dudstone and King’s Barton, Cheltenham union and county court district, rural deanery of Winchcomb, archdeaconry of Gloucester, and diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church of the Holy Trinity is a stone building in the Decorated style, with handsome square embattled tower, chancel, aisle, chapel (which is dedicated to St. Margaret, and contains an inscription to the memory of William Lawrence, dated 1682), 6 bells, and several imposing mural tablets. The register bears date 1327. The living is a vicarage, annexed to Great Shurdington, joint annual value £295, in the patronage of Joseph Ellis Viner, Esq.; the Principal and Fellows of Jesus College, Oxford, are the impropriators; the Rev. Alfred William Ellis Viner, B. A., of University College, Oxford, is the vicar. There are several charitable donations for apprenticing poor boys and distributions for the poor. At Cold Pool there is a spring of mineral water. A National school for boys and girls was erected in 1840. The population in 1861 was 1,048; the acreage is 3,579. The soil is clayey.  Continue reading

Badgeworth The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Badgeworth, a parish in the upper division of the hund. of Dudstone and King’s-Barton, union of Cheltenham, county of Gloucester; 4 miles south west from Cheltenham, and 2 south of the railroad from Cheltenham to Gloucester. Living, a vicarage, to which is annexed the chapel of Sherdington, in the archd. of Gloucester, and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £20 11s. 3d.; gross income £299. Patron, in 1835, W. L. Lawrence. There is also a sinecure rectory, in the patronage of Jesus’ college, Oxford. Charities connected with this parish produce £28 per annum. The inhabitants are entitled to send children to the free school at Churchdown. This parish lies on a small stream which flows north-west wards into the Severn. Pop., in 1801, 603; in 1831. 859. Houses 173. Acres 1,730. A. P. £4,994. Poor rates, in 1837 £331.

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

Lower Lemington Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Lower Lemington is a parish, 2 miles from Moreton station on the West Midland line of railway, 5 from Shipston-on-Stour, 30 from Gloucester, and 82 north-nest from London, in the upper division ot the hundred of Tewkesbury, rural deanery of Campden, archdeaconry of Gloucester, bishopric of Gloucester and Bristol, and Shipston-on-Stour union and county court district. The church is a small stone building with 1 bell. The living is a perpetual curacy, of small value, in the gift of Lord Redesdale, who is also lord of the manor; the Rev. James W. Clarke is the incumbent. The population in 1861 was 57; the number of acres Is 811; rateable value, £933.  Continue reading