Baxterley, Warwickshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Baxterley is an Ancient Parish although the church is situated in nearby Wood End The church has no dedicatory name.

This small grade II listed parish church is of square plan.The windows in the  12th–century chancel are small. The church has been extended in the 13th, 14th and 19th–centuries. The font is 15th–century.

The church dates from Norman Times and was built around 1200 AD with additions built throughout its life. The foundations of the nave Date from the 14th century. The base of the small tower was built around 1540 but the top section is early 17th century. The church was extensively rebuilt c. 1875 by Paull and Bickerdike.

Hugh Latimer, The Bishop of Oxford preached a sermon at Baxterley Church on Christmas Day 1552. his niece, Mary Glover lived in Mancetter, nearby.

A 13th century wooden crozier head was found embedded in the wall in 1958.

The parish is part of a united group including Kingsbury, Warwickshire, Merevale , Hurley  and Wood End, within Polesworth deanery and Aston Arch Deanery.

Baxterley, is a parish in Atherstone district, Warwickshire; it is 2 miles ENE of Kingsbury railway station, and 3½ miles W S of Atherstone. The post office, Kingsbury, under Tamworth.[1]


Civil Registration

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Church records

Bishop's Transcripts deposited at the Lichfield Record Office Bap 1542-1848 Marr 1542-1842 Bur 1542-1847

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records

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Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Warwickshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

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Web sites


  1. Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)