Shustoke Warwickshire Family History Guide

Shustoke is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire. Bentley is a chapelry of Shustoke. 

Other places in the parish include: Blythe. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1674

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Maxstoke
  • Fillongley
  • Over Whitacre
  • Lea Marston
  • Coleshill
  • Nether Whitacre

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SHUSTOKE, a parish, with a village and two hamlets, in Meriden district, Warwick; 2 miles ESE of Whitacre-Junction r. station, and 3 ENE of Coleshill. It has a post-office under Birmingham. Acres, 3,844. Real property, £4,133. Pop., 558. Houses, 119. S. Hall is the seat of E. Tongue, Esq. Blythe Hall was the seat of the antiquary Dugdale, and belongs now to Capt. J. D. W. Digby. The living is a vicarage, with Bentley chapelry, in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £258. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The parochial church is early English, and has a tower and spire. Bentley church was built in 1844. There are an endowed school and alms houses with £49 a year, and other charities £5.

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


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