Wilnecote Warwickshire Family History Guide

Status: Chapelry

Parish: Tamworth, Staffordshire

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1837; see also Tamworth
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include: Independents

Other places included in the parish: Castle Liberty, Tamworth Castle

Alternative names: Wilncote with Dosthill, Wilnecote

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WILNECOTE, a township in Tamworth parish, and a chapelry partly also in Polesworth parish, Warwick. The township lies on Watling-street, 1 mile W of the erby and Birmingham railway, and 2½ SE of Tamworth; and has a post-office under Tamworth, and a r. station jointly with Fazeley. Real property, £4,289; of which £250 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 824; in 1861, 1,350. Houses, 267. The increase of pop. arose from the opening of coal mines. The property is much subdivided. W. Hall, Dosthill House, and Wilnecote Hall are chief residences. Bricks and tiles are made. The chapelry was constituted in 1856. Pop. in 1861, 1,654. Houses, 329. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £178. Patron, the Vicar of Tamworth. The church is tolerable; and there are an Independent chapel and a national school.

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

Tamworth Castle

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

TAMWORTH-CASTLE, a liberty in Tamworth parish, Warwick. Real property, £1,147. Pop., 170. Houses, 32.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Tamworth-Castle, a liberty, adjoining the borough, and in the parish and union, of Tamworth, Tamworth division of the hundred of Hemlingford, N. division of the county of Warwick; containing 59 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

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  • County: Warwickshire
  • Civil Registration District: Tamworth
  • Probate Court: Pre-1837 – Court of the Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry (Episcopal Consistory), Post-1836 – Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Tamworth
  • Poor Law Union: Tamworth
  • Hundred: Hemlingford
  • Province: Canterbury