In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hampton in Arden like this:
HAMPTON-IN-ARDEN, a village in Meriden district, and a parish partly also in Solihull district, Warwick. The village stands on the river Blythe, contiguous to the Hampton Junction station of the Northwestern and Midland railways, 9¼ miles SE by E of Birmingham; occupies a rising ground; was once a market town; and has a post office under Birmingham, and fairs on 9 June, 21 July, 8 Sept, and 15 Oct. Pop., 690. Houses, 150. The parish includes also the hamlets of Kinwalsey, Knowle, Balsall, and NuthurST. ...
Acres, 11, 052. Real property, £22, 224. Pop., 3, 161. Houses, 735. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to the Right Hon. Frederick Peel. A tunnel of the Northwestern railway, 300 yards long, is near. The parish is a meet for the North Warwick hounds. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of Nuthurst, in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £578. * Patron, W.Alston, Esq. The church is ancient; belonged to the canons of Kenilworth; has features of Saxon or of early Norman; and consists of a chancel and three aisles, with a low tower. The vicarage of Knowle is a separate benefice. There are an Independent chapel, and a charity founded, in 1690, by George Fentham, and now yielding about £400 a year.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Hampton in Arden has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Solihull. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Hampton in Arden and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hampton in Arden, in Solihull and Warwickshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th May 2013
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