Keresley Warwickshire Family History Guide

Keresley with Coundon is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Warwickshire, created in 1848 from Coventry St Michael Ancient Parish and Coventry Holy Trinity Ancient Parish. 

Alternative names: Keresley, 

Other places in the parish include: Coundon and Counden. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1714
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1640

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

KERESLEY, a hamlet and a chapelry in Warwickshire. The hamlet is in Coventry-St. Michael parish; lies near the Coventry and Nuneaton railway, 1½ mile NNW of Coventry; and has a post office under Coventry. Acres, 1,058. Real property, £3,012. Pop., 567. Houses, 118. The manor was given to the monks of Coventry, in the time of Henry III., by Roger de Montalt; and belongs now to Queen’s College, Oxford. The ribbon manufacture is carried on. The chapelry includes also Coundon hamlet in Holy Trinity parish; bears the name of Keresley and Coundon; and was constituted in 1848. Acres, 2,104. Real property, £6,031. Pop., 792. Houses, 170. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £105. Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. The church was built in 1847, at a cost of £3,000; and has a tower and spire. There is a national school.

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


County: Warwickshire
Civil Registration District: Foleshill; Meriden
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: Coventry
Poor Law Union: Foleshill
Hundred: Knightlow
Province: Canterbury