FILLONGLEY, a parish, with a village, in Meriden district, Warwick; near Arley and Fillongley railway station, 6 miles NW by N of Coventry. It has a post office under Coventry. Acres, 4, 731. Real property, £9, 694. Pop., 1, 105. Houses, 247. The property is much subdivided. Old Fillongley belonged to the monks of Coventry; and the rest of the land was given to Robert Dispensator, and passed to the Hastings family. "Here, " says Dugdale, "were two castles, the one north-east of the church, about one-fourth of a mile, to this day called by the name of Castle-hill; the other southward from the church, scarce half the distance, bearing still the name of Castle-yard, and unto which a park, of very large extent, was attached." The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £249.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient, but good; and there is a Wesleyan chapel. Avery's charity, for educating and apprenticing poor children, has £231; Green's school has £12; and other charities have £36.
(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))
|Feature Description:||"a parish, with a village" (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")|
|Administrative units:||Fillongley AP/CP Meriden PLU/RegD Warwickshire AncC|
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