Hints is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1659

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HINTS, a village and a parish in Tamworth district, Stafford. The village stands on Watling street and on an affluent of the river Tame, near the boundary with Warwick, 4 miles WSW of Tamworth town and r. station; and was anciently known as Hendon, signifying “old town.”

The parish comprises 1,849 acres. Post-town, Tamworth. Real property, £3,375. Pop., 200. Houses, 41. The property is divided among a few.

The manor, with Hints Hall, belongs to John Floyer, Esq. A large tumulus, supposed to be Roman, is near the church; a pig of lead, weighing 150 lbs., and having a Roman inscription, was found, in 1792, on Hints common; and an old priory was once at Canwell.

The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the p. curacy of Weeford, in the diocese of Lichfield. The church is of Grecian architecture; occupies the site of a previous church, on a lofty situation; and contains monuments of the Floyers and the Lawleys.

There is a free school.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch

England, Staffordshire, Hints – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Hints, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Staffordshire, Hints – Church records ( 4 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Hints, 1659-1828
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Hints (Staffordshire)

England, Staffordshire, Hints, parish registers : St. Bartholomew, 1558-1900
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Hints (Staffordshire); Staffordshire County Record Office

Hints parish register
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Hints (Staffordshire); Wilson, R. A

Hints parish register with index
Author: Wrottesley, F. J. (Francis John), 1848-; Church of England. Parish Church of Hints (Staffordshire); Staffordshire Parish Registers Society

England, Staffordshire, Hints – Church records – Indexes ( 1 )
Computer printout of Hints, Staff., Eng

England, Staffordshire, Hints – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Overseer accounts for Hints, 1735-1921
Author: Hints (Staffordshire, England)

England, Staffordshire, Hints – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for Hints, 1772-1831
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Staffordshire)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Staffordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Tamworth
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of Hansacre and Armitage
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Lichfield
  • Poor Law Union: Tamworth
  • Hundred: South Offlow
  • Province: Canterbury

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