Charlecote Warwickshire Family History Guide

Charlecote is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire.

Alternative names: Charlcote

Other places in the parish include: Hunscote and Thelsford.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1539
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1616

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Hampton Lucy
  • Newbold Pacey
  • Loxley
  • Alveston
  • Wellesbourne
  • Wasperton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHARLCOTE, a village and a parish in Stratford-on-Avon district, Warwick. The village stands on the river Avon, 3¾ miles W of the Fosse way, and 4½ ENE of Stratford-on-Avon r. station. The parish includes also the hamlets of Thelsford and Hunscote; and its Post Town is Hampton-Lucy, under Warwick. Acres, 2,190. Real property, £4,025. Pop., 245. Houses, 54. The manor, with all the property, belongs to Henry Lucy, Esq. The Lucys have been in possession since the time of Richard I. The manor-house, Charlcote House, was built in 1558, by Sir Thomas Lucy, believed to be the Justice Shallow of Shakspeare. It forms three sides of a quadrangle; shows all the characteristics of the Tudor architecture; has been altered and renovated in strict keeping with its original character; has a gatehouse with an oriel window, flanked by octagon towers, and stands in an extensive well-wooded park. The great hall is believed to have been the scene of Shakpeare's examination, consequent on his deer stealing exploit; and retains many of the features which it originally possessed. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £183. Patron, Henry Lucy, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1853, in the decorated style of the 14th century; and the Lucy chapel, separated from the chancel by a richly carved oaken screen, contains the monument of Sir Thomas Lucy and his lady by Bernini, and two other interesting monuments. Charities, £10.

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: Stratford on Avon
Probate Court:
Diocese: Worcester
Rural Deanery: Kineton
Poor Law Union: Stratford on Avon
Hundred: Kington
Province: Canterbury