Barton on the Heath, Warwickshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1575
  • Bishop's Transcripts: 1612

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Barton on the Heath

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BARTON-ON-THE-HEATH, a parish in the district of Chipping-Norton and county of Warwick; on the verge of the county, near the Four-shire-stone, 3½ miles E of Moreton r. station, and 6 S of Shipton-on-Stour. It has a post office under Moreton-in-the-Marsh. Acres, 1,540. Real property, £2,408. Pop., 184. Houses, 36. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged, from the time of Henry III., to the Marshalls; and passed, in the time of Elizabeth, to the Overburys. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £364. Patron, Trinity College, Oxford. The church is old and plain, but good. Dover, the lawyer, who instituted the Cotswold games, so famous in the times of James I. and II., was a resident.

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

Barton-on-the-Heath, 4½ miles S. Shipston-on-Stour. P. 212.

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


  • County: Warwickshire
  • Civil Registration District: Chipping Norton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Kineton
  • Poor Law Union: Chipping Norton
  • Hundred: Kington
  • Province: Canterbury