Salford Priors  Warwickshire


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

SALFORD-PRIORS, a village and a parish in Alcester district, Warwick. The village stands near the confluence of the rivers Arrow and Avon, adjacent to the Malvern and Alcester railway, 4 miles S by W of Alcester; took the latter part of its name from an ancient priory, of which no traces exist; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Evesham. ...

The parish contains also the hamlets of Salford-Abbots, Dunnington, Cock-Bevington, Wood-Bevington, Parkhall, Pitchell, Rushford, and Irons-Cross. Acres, 4, 730. Real property, £8, 580. Pop., 858. Houses, 188. The property is divided among a few. The Vineyard was the seat of Sir S. Clarke, owner of the manor in the time of Elizabeth; and is now a ruin. Park Hall belongs to the Marquis of Hertford; and is occupied as a boardingacademy. Salford-Abbots House, now called the Nunnery, belongs to J. Eyston, Esq.; was occupied by French Benedictine nuns, from about the end of lastcentury till about 1856; and is now partly a farm-house, partly a Roman Catholic chapel. Roman relics have been found. The rocks are chiefly of the lias formation, and abound in fossils. There are extensive marl pits, asalt spring, and a petrifying spring. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £176.* Patron, the Rev. S. Garrard. The church has a spaciouschancel, a S aisle separated by heavy arches, a flamboyant N window, and a tower 60 feet high; and was repaired and much improved in 1859. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, an endowed school with £41a year, and charities £7.

Salford Priors through time

Salford Priors 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 Salford Priors itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th May 2022

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