Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for FOLESHILL

FOLESHILL, a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district in Warwick. The town stands adjacent to the Oxford canal and the Coventry and Nuneaton railway, 2½ miles NNE of Coventry; has a station on the railway, and a post office under Coventry; and participates in the ribbon, silk, and other manufactures of Coventry. The parish comprises 2, 594 acres. Real property, £23, 950; of which £2, 437 are in mines. Pop., 8, 140. Houses, 1, 913. Foleshill Manor House and Foleshill Hall are chief residences. Iron-founding, coal-mining, and brick-making are carried on. Both the head living and another living called St. Paul's are vicarages in the diocese of Worcester. Value of the former, £353;* of the latter, £180. Patron of the former, the Lord Chancellor; of the latter, the Vicar of F. The head church was enlarged in 1816; and has an ancient font. There are chapels for Independents, Baptists, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists, and two national schools. -The sub-district contains also the parish of Exhall and Bedworth, and the hamlet of Keresley. Acres, 7, 799. Pop., 15, 327. Houses, 3, 503. -The district includes likewise the sub-district of Sowe, containing the parishes of Sowe, Anstey, Shilton, Withybrook, Wyken, Stoke, and Binley, and the hamlet of Willenhall. Acres, 19, 389. Poor-rates in 1862, £11, 555. Pop. in 1851, 18, 527; in 1861, 19, 997. Houses, 4, 556. Marriages in 1860, 114; births, 804. -of which 54 were illegitimate; deaths, 407, -of which 185 were at ages under 5 years, and 14 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 1, 535; births, 8, 161; deaths, 4, 880. The places of worship, in 1851, were 12 of the Church of England, with 5, 909 sittings; 6 of Independents, with 2, 008 s.; 8 of Baptists, with 2, 141 s.; 5 of Wesleyan Methodists, with 818 s.; 6 of Primitive Methodists, with 1, 126 s.; and 1 of the Wesleyan Association, with 150 s. The schools were 15 public day schools, with 1, 090 scholars; 8 private day schools, with 268 s.; 26 Sunday schools, with 2, 074 s.; and 1 evening schools for adults, with 12 s. There are two workhouses in Foleshill, and another in Exhall.

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

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Feature Description: "a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Foleshill Ch/CP/AP       Foleshill SubD       Foleshill PLU/RegD       Warwickshire AncC
Place: Foleshill

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