Shottswell Warwickshire Family History Guide

Shottswell is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire. 

Alternative names: Shotswell

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1564
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1670

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Horley
  • Hanwell
  • Bourton
  • Warmington
  • Cropredy
  • Claydon with Mollington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SHOTSWELL, a parish, with a village, in the district of Banbury and county of Warwick; 2¾ miles WSW of Cropredy r. station, and 4 NNW of Banbury. Post town, Banbury. Acres, 1,860. Real property, £2,345. Pop., 307. Houses, 74. The manor belongs to Col. North. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £157. Patron, Col. North. The church stands on high ground, and has a tower and spire. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £13.

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

Shottswell, a parish In Burton-Dasset division of the hund. of Kington, union of Banbury, county of Warwick; 7 miles south-east by east of Kineton. Living, a discharged vicarage, formerly in the archd. of Coventry and dio. of Lichfield and Coventry, now in the dio. of Worcester; rated at £5 13s. 4d.; gross income £160. Tithes commuted in 1793. Patron, in 1841, Col. North. Here are 2 daily schools, besides a Sunday school. Charities, in 1834, £12 12s. per annum. Poor rates, in 1838, £159 12s. Acres 1,860. Houses 66. A. P. £2,327. Pop., in 1801, 218 ; in 1831, 302.

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


County: Warwickshire
Civil Registration District: Banbury
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: Banbury
Hundred: Kington
Province: Canterbury