Over Whitacre, Warwickshire Family History Guide

Over Whitacre, an Ancient Paris in the county of Warwickshire

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Giles

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1673

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodists

Parishes adjacent to Over Whitacre

  • Fillongley
  • Shustoke
  • Kingsbury
  • Bentley
  • Nether Whitacre
  • Arley
  • Ansley

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WHITACRE (Over), a parish in Meriden district, Warwick; 2½ miles ESE of Whitacre Junction r. station. Post town, Nether Whitacre, under Birmingham. Acres, 1,375. Real property, £2,980. Pop., 285. Houses, 72. W. House is the seat of E. Wilson, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £142. Patron, G. W. Digby, Esq. The church is modern, in the Italian style, with a lofty spire. Charities, £21.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Historical Records


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Warwickshire
Civil Registration District: 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: Arden
Poor Law Union: Meriden
Hundred: Hemlingford
Province: Canterbury