Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for BEAUDESERT

BEAUDESERT, a parish in Stratford-on-Avon district, Warwick; in the eastern vicinity of Henley-in-Arden, near the Stratford canal, 4½ miles W by S of Hatton r. station. Post Town, Henley-in-Arden, under Birmingham. Acres, 1,285. Real property, £2,563. Pop., 172. Houses, 40.-A small village, of the same name as the parish, was formerly a market-town. A strong castle was erected here by Thurstane de Montfort, soon after the Conquest; but was completely destroyed in the wars of the Roses. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £320.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church has a Norman chancel, an early English nave, and a perpendicular tower. Richard Jago, born in 1715, the author of "Edge-Hill" and other poems, was a native.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Beaudesert CP/AP       Stratford on Avon PLU/RegD       Warwickshire AncC
Place: Beaudesert

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