Kineton  Warwickshire


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

KINETON, or KINGTON, a small town, a parish, and a sub-district in Stratford-on-Avon district, Warwick. The town stands on an eminence in the midst of a valley, 2½ miles SE of the Fosse way, 4¼ NW of the boundary with Oxfordshire, 6 W by S of Fenny-Compton r. station, and 11 S by E of Warwick; comprises two streets, at right angles; is a seat of petty sessions; had formerly a weekly market; and has now a post office‡ under Warwick, two inns, a church, a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, a middle school and reading room, and fairs on 5 Feb. ...

and 2 Oct. The church stands in the middle of the town; is cruciform, with an added N aisle; was partly rebuilt in 1775; and has a fine old doorway and a tower.—The parish contains also the hamlet of Little Kineton and the township of Combrook. Acres, 3, 810Real property, £5, 502. Pop. in 1851, 1, 270; in 1861, 1, 305. Houses, 293. The manor was anciently known as Chineton; belonged to the Confessor; was given to Kenilworth abbey; and belongs now to Lord Willoughby de Broke. A castle stood anciently on Castle hill, a little W of the town; and is said to have been erected by King John, who occasionally held his court in it; but it has completely disappeared. A spring, called King John's well, is at the foot of the hill. The battle of Edge-Hill, notable for the defeat of Charles I., was fought on the S border; and has bequeathed to the place the name of Battle-Farm. The Warwickshire hounds are kennelled at Little Kineton. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £116.* Patron, Lord Willoughby de Broke. The p. curacy of Combrook is a separate benefice. A Baptist chapel is at Little Kineton; and there are charities £40.—The sub-district contains also three other parishes. Acres, 10, 166. Pop., 2, 378. Houses, 518. See KINGTON.

Kineton through time

Kineton 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 Kineton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd April 2024

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