Clifton upon Dunsmore Warwickshire Family History Guide

Clifton upon Dunsmore is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire. Newton and Biggin and Brownsover are chapelries of Clifton upon Dunsmore.

Alternative names: Clifton, Clifton on Dunsmore

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Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

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Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CLIFTON-UPON-DUNSMORE, a township and a parish in Rugby district, Warwick. The township lies on the river Avon and the Oxford canal, adjacent to the Northwestern and the Stamford railways, in the vicinity of Watling-street, 2¼ miles ENE of Rugby; and has a post office, of the name of Clifton, under Rugby. Acres, 2,870. Real property, £3,910. Pop., 379. Houses, 93. The parish contains also the townships of Brownsover and Newton-Biggin. Acres, 4,902. Real property, £8,969. Pop., 732. Houses, 169. The property is subdivided. The parish is a meet for the Atherstone hounds. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Brownsover, in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £119. Patron, the Earl of Bradford. The church is early English, in good condition, with an embattled tower; and there are charities £50. Carte, the historian, was a native.

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


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County: Warwickshire
Civil Registration District: Rugby
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: Worcester
Rural Deanery: Marton
Poor Law Union: Rugby
Hundred: Knightlow
Province: Canterbury