Balsall  Warwickshire


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

BALSALL, Balshall, or Temple-Balsall, a chapelry in the parish of Hampton-in-Arden, Warwick; 3 miles E of Knowle r. station, and 9 W by S of Coventry. Post Town, Knowle under Birmingham. Real property, £8,864. Pop., 1,140. Houses, 291. The manor was given, in the reign of Stephen, to the Knights Templars; belonged afterwards to the Knights Hospital lers; passed, in the time of Edward VI., to the Earls of Warwick and Leicester, and afterwards to Lady Katherine Leveson; and was bequeathed by that lady for the erection and endowment of an hospital for poor women and boys. ...

A hall Was built by the Tem plars as a commandery or preceptory; and remains of it still exist. The hospital of Lady Leveson was enlarged under an act of Queen Anne; is now an extensive and substantial suite of buildings, in the form of a square, on the border of a large green; and has an income of £1,421. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £50.* Patron, the Governor of Balsall Hospital. The church was built by the Templars, about the middle of the 12th century; is 104 feet long, 39 feet wide, and 57 feet high; and has lofty, pointed, finely-traceried windows, timber roof, and stone stalls. Other charities than the hospital £26.

Balsall through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th August 2022

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