Place:


Coughton  Warwickshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Coughton like this:

COUGHTON, a village and a parish in Alcester district, Warwick. The village stands on the Midland railway, 2 miles N of Alcester, and has a post office under Bromsgrove, and a r. station. The parish includes the hamlet of Sambourne. Acres, 3, 070. Real property, £5, 423. Pop., 883. Houses, 183. ...


The manor comprises all the property; belonged, in the time of William the Conqueror, to Turchil de Warwick; was held, in the time of Henry I., by a family who took name from it; passed, in the time of Henry IV., to the family of Throckmorton; and belongs now to Sir R. Throckmorton, Bart. Coughton Court, the mansion on it, is a castellated edifice, of the time of Henry VIII.; and commands a fine view. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £161.* Patron, Sir W. Throckmorton, Bart. The church is ancient and good; and contains monuments of the Throckmortons. A Roman Catholic chapel was built in 1857. Charities £34, and an alms-house.

Coughton through time

Coughton 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 Coughton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Coughton, in Stratford on Avon and Warwickshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/8910

Date accessed: 20th November 2017


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