Beaudesert, Warwickshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1661
  • Bishop's Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Beaudesert

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BEAUDESERT, a parish in Stratford-on-Avon district, Warwick; in the eastern vicinity of Henley-in-Arden, near the Stratford canal, 4½ miles W by S of Hatton r. station. Post Town, Henley-in-Arden, under Birmingham. Acres, 1,285. Real property, £2,563. Pop., 172. Houses, 40.-A small village, of the same name as the parish, was formerly a market-town. A strong castle was erected here by Thurstane de Montfort, soon after the Conquest; but was completely destroyed in the wars of the Roses. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £320. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church has a Norman chancel, an early English nave, and a perpendicular tower. Richard Jago, born in 1715, the author of "Edge-Hill" and other poems, was a native.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Beaudesert, a parish in the Henley division of the hund. of Barlichway, union of Stratford-on-Avon, county of Warwick; 1 mile east of Henley-in-Arden, on the post-road to Birmingham. Living, a rectory in the archd. and dio. of Worcester; valued at £7 6s. 0½d.; gross income £296. Patron, the Crown. The church exhibits some good specimens of early architecture. Charities connected with this parish produce £4 1s. annually. A castle was erected here soon after the Conquest, the site of which can still be traced. A fair and market were formerly held here, under a charter obtained in the reign of Stephen. The Rev. Richard Jago, a poet of some note, was born here in 1715. Pop., in 1801, 150; in 1831, 199. Houses 41. Acres 840. A.P. £2,504. Poor rates, in 1837, £145.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Beaudesert, ¼ mile E. Henley. P. 205.

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


  • County: Warwickshire
  • Civil Registration District: Stratford on Avon
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Warwick
  • Poor Law Union: Stratford on Avon
  • Hundred: Barlinchway
  • Province: Canterbury