Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for BARCHESTON

BARCHESTON, a village and a parish in Shipston-on-Stour district, Warwick. The village stands on the verge of the county, at the river Stour, 1 mile SE of Shipston-on-Stour, and 7½ NE of Blockley r. station; and was a place of some consequence at the Conquest. The parish includes also the hamlet of Willington; and its Post Town is Shipston-on-Stour. Acres, 1,475. Real property, £2,609. Pop., 190. Houses, 41. The property is divided among a few. The manor was purchased, in the reign of Henry VII., by William Willington; and passed to the family of Sheldon. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £240.* Patron, the Rev. G. D. Wheeler. The church was re stored in 1869.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Barcheston AP/CP       Shipston on Stour PLU/RegD       Warwickshire AncC
Place: Barcheston

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