Stoneleigh Warwickshire Family History Guide

Stoneleigh Abbey
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Church of the Virgin Mary in Stoneleigh
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Stoneleigh is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire.

Other places in the parish include: Starton, Hurst, Hill, Fynham, Frynham Hill, Fletchampstead, Cryfield, and Canley.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1634
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Stoneleigh

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STONELEIGH, a parish, with a village and seven hamlets, in the district and county of Warwick; on the river Avon, 2½ miles E by N of Kenilworth r. station. It has a post-office under Kenilworth. Acres, 9,907. Real property, £15,743. Pop., 1,283. Houses, 283. The manor, from before the Norman conquest till the time of Edward II., belonged to the Crown. A Cistertian monastery was founded here by Henry II.; went, at the dissolution, to the Brandons; and passed to the Leighs. S. Abbey, now a magnificent mansion, the seat of Lord Leigh, retains restored portions of the monastic buildings; consists chiefly of parts erected about the end of the 17th century; stands in an extensive, well-wooded, undulating park; and was visited, in 1858, by Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £510. Patron, Lord Leigh. The church is ancient, partly Norman, and good. The vicarage of Westwood is a separate benefice. There are a reading room and library, a national school, alms houses with £139 a year, and other charities £21.

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


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Fynham, a village in Stoneleigh parish, Warwick; on the river Sow, 3 ½ miles S of Coventry.

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

Parish Registers

Parish register extracts from the notebook of an 18th century antiquary, Sir Justinian Isham, 5th Baronet, of Lamport, Northamptonshire : being extracts from the lost registers of Barby, Maidwell, Pytchley, and Rothwell in Northamptonshire, and from the register of Stoneleigh, in Warwickshire by Isham, Justinian, Sir, 1687-1737.

Note: only the pages for Stoneleigh are provided above.

The whole book can be found on 

Parish Records

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Church records

Bishop's transcripts for Stoneleigh, 1662-1845

Parish chest records for Stoneleigh, 1739-1875

Parish registers for Stoneleigh, 1634-1980

Parish registers for Westwood, 1845-1947

Registers of St. Mary the Virgin Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

Church records - Indexes

Parish register printouts of Stoneleigh, Warwick, England ; christenings, 1765-1877


St. Mary's Church, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire


Census returns for Stoneleigh, 1841-1891

Land and property

The Stoneleigh leger book


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Warwickshire
  • Civil Registration District: Warwick
  • 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: Warwick
  • Hundred: Knightlow
  • Province: Canterbury