Wolston  Warwickshire


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

WOLSTON, a village and a parish in Rugby district, Warwick. The village stands on the river Avon, near Br and on r. station, 6 miles W of Rugby; and has a post-office‡ under Coventry. The parish includes Brandon and Bretford townships, and comprises 2,770 acres. Real property, £6,442. ...

Pop., 1,263. Houses, 284. The manor, with W. House , belongs to the Wilcox family. W.-Heath Cottage is occupied by Gen. Valiant. An alien priory, a cell to Dinan in Norm and y, was founded here after the Norman conquest; was given, by Richard II., to Coventry priory; and is now a farmhouse. Brandon manor, with B. Lodge, belongs to J. Beech, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £500. Patrons, the Trustees of the late W. Wilcox, Esq. The church is ancient and cruciform, and was repaired in 1860. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, and charities £34.

Wolston through time

Wolston is now part of Rugby district. Click here for graphs and data of how Rugby has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Wolston itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wolston, in Rugby and Warwickshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th May 2024

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