In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Barton on the Heath like this:
BARTON-ON-THE-HEATH, a parish in the district of Chipping-Norton and county of Warwick; on the verge of the county, near the Four-shire-stone, 3½ miles E of Moreton r. station, and 6 S of Shipton-on-Stour. It has a post office under Moreton-in-the-Marsh. Acres, 1,540. Real property, £2,408. ...
Pop., 184. Houses, 36. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged, from the time of Henry III., to the Marshalls; and passed, in the time of Elizabeth, to the Overburys. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £364.* Patron, Trinity College, Oxford. The church is old and plain, but good. Dover, the lawyer, who instituted the Cotswold games, so famous in the times of James I. and II., was a resident.
Barton on the Heath is now part of Stratford on Avon district. Click here for graphs and data of how Stratford on Avon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Barton on the Heath itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Barton on the Heath, in Stratford on Avon and Warwickshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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