Barston, Warwickshire Family History Guide

Barston was formerly a chapelry of Berkswell, Warwickshire Ancient parish.

Status: Chapelry

Church: St. Swithin

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1598; see also Berkswell
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1813

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Barston

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BARSTON, a parish in Solihull district, Warwick; ½ mile ENE of Knowle r. station, and 9 W of Coventry. Post Town, Knowle, under Birmingham. Acres, 1,866. Real property, £4,507. Pop., 336. Houses, 79. The property is much subdivided. Barston Park is a chief residence The living is a. vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Berkeswell, in the diocese of Worcester. The church is excellent. Charities, £8.

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

Barston, 3½m. E.S.E. Solihull. P. 392.

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


  • County: Warwickshire
  • Civil Registration District: Solihull
  • Probate Court: Court of the Manor of Barston
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Arden
  • Poor Law Union: Solihull
  • Hundred: Hemlingford
  • Province: Canterbury