Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for BERKESWELL, or Berkswell

BERKESWELL, or Berkswell, a parish in Meriden district, Warwick; on the Birmingham and Stafford railway, 6 miles W of Coventry. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Coventry. Acres, 5,958. Real property, £10,872. Pop., 1,624. Houses, 363. The property is much subdivided. Berkeswell House is the seat of-T. Walker, Esq. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Barston, in the diocese of worcester. Value, £976.* Patrons, the Misses Shirreff. The church is Norman. There are a neat endowed school with £50 a year, recent alms-houses with £155, and other charities £45.

(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: Berkswell AP/CP       Meriden PLU/RegD       Berkshire AncC       Warwickshire AncC
Place: Berkswell

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