Wyken Warwickshire Family History Guide

Wyken is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire.

Parish church: St Mary Magdalen

Parish registers begin: 1600

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Parishes adjacent to Wyken

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Wyken, a parish in Foleshill district, Warwick; 3 miles NE by E of Coventry r. station. Post-town, Coventry. Acres, 670. Real property, £2,264; of which £550 are in mines. Pop., 148. Houses, 29. The manor belongs to Earl Craven. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £115. Patron, Earl Craven. The church is good.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Wyken, 3 miles N. E. Coventry. P. 115.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

Wyken, a parish in the county of the city of Coventry, 3 miles (N. E. by E.) from Coventry, containing 79 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Coventry, and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, endowed with £400 private benefaction, and £400 royal bounty, and in the patronage of Earl Craven.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

Parish Records

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  • County: Warwickshire
  • Civil Registration District: Foleshill
  • 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: Coventry
  • Poor Law Union: Foleshill
  • Hundred: Knightlow
  • Province: Canterbury