Atherstone on Stour, Warwickshire Family History Guide

Atherstone on Stour is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire.

Alternative names: Atherstone

Other places in the parish include: Ailstow.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1661

Nonconformists include: Society of Friends/Quaker

Parishes adjacent to Atherstone on Stour

  • Clifford Chambers
  • Preston on Stour
  • Alderminster
  • Alveston


Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ATHERSTONE-ON-STOUR, a parish in Stratford-on-Avon district, Warwick; on the Moreton and Stratford railway and the river Stour, 3 miles S by E of Stratford-on-Avon. It contains the village of Ailstow; and its Post Town is Stratford-on-Avon. Acres, 1,060. Rated property, £1,412. Pop., 90. Houses, 21. The property is undivided. The manor belonged, in the time of Edward III., to John de Langley; and passed to successively the Mortons, the Hawkses, and the Lidkotes. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £288. Patrons, Representatives of late Rev. Dr. Cox. The church is good. Dr. Thomas, the continuator of Dugdale’s “Antiquities,” was a native.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Atherstone-upon-Stour, a parish in the Kington division of the hund. of Kington, union of Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire; 3 miles south from Stratford-on-Avon; on the river Stour, near its junction with the Avon. Living, a rectory in the archd. and dio. of Worcester; rated at £13 1s. 8d.; gross income £296. Patron, in 1835, the Rev. Thomas Cox, D.D. All tithes of Atherstone fields, the property of the lay-impropriator, commuted in 1764. This was the residence of Dr Thomas, the continuator of Dugdale’s Antiquities. Pop., in 1801, 112; m 1831, 87. Houses 21. Acres 1,120. A. P. with Whitchurch. Poor rates, in 1837, £43.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Atherstone-upon-Stour, 3 miles S. Stratford-on-Avon. Mrkt. Tues. P. 93.

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


  • County: Warwickshire
  • Civil Registration District: Stratford on Avon
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Kineton
  • Poor Law Union: Stratford on Avon
  • Hundred: Kington
  • Province: Canterbury