Priors Hardwick Warwickshire Family History Guide

Priors Hardwick is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire. Priors Marston is a chapelry of Priors Hardwick. 

Alternative names: Hardwick Priors

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1661
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Napton on the Hill
  • Wormleighton
  • Boddington
  • Radbourne
  • Stoneton
  • Priors Marston

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HARDWICK-PRIORS, a parish in Southam district, Warwickshire; adjacent to Northamptonshire and to the Oxford canal, 4 miles NE of Fenny-Compton r. station, and 5 SE by S of Southam. Post-town, Priors-Marston, under Daventry. Acres, 1,600. Real property, £2,901. Pop., 323. Houses, 65. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £240. Patron, Earl Spencer. The church is early and decorated English, in tolerable condition.

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


County: Warwickshire
Civil Registration District: Southam
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: Stonleigh
Poor Law Union: Southam
Hundred: Kington
Province: Canterbury