Warwickshire History

The Journal of the Warwickshire Local History Society


Volume XVII, Number 3                                                                    

Summer 2018

A socio-economic profile of Anglican clergy in mid-nineteenth century Warwickshire


Frederick George Savage, postman, botanist and socialist


The Stratford-upon-Avon to Long Compton Turnpike and its cast-iron mileposts


Volume XVII, Number 2                                                                     

Winter 2017/18

The Origins of Warwick: Town and Settlement


The Archdeacon and his Staff at Work: An Example from Twelfth-Century Warwickshire


'By a True Account of Things to Undeceive the Abused': Ralph Hope, Coventry's Government Correspondent, 1666 to 1672


Volume XVII, Number 1 Summer 2017

Building Estate Development in Mid-Victorian Coventry: The Role of Freehold Land Societies

DAVID FRY                                                                                                                                 

Mr Newdegate and the Schools: Landed Influence and Elementary Education in the Victorian Period

DAVID PATERSON                                                                                                                      

Setting an Example: Marie Corelli and Food Hoarding in WWI

J.P. LETHBRIDGE                                                                                                                       

Volume XVI, Number 6 Winter 2016/17

Balancing Life and Faith: Warwickshire Chantry Clergy, Careers and the Dissolution of 1548
SYLVIA GILL                                                                                                                             

Stratford-upon-Avon’s Fire of 1614
ROBERT BEARMAN                                                                                                                 

Thomas Hall's Reminiscences of an Old Farnborough Boy between about 1822 and 1832
EDWARD REID-SMITH                                                                                                            


Volume XVI, Number 5 Summer 2016


Coventry Womens’ Contribution to Public Life in Early-Modern Coventry
JULIE CHAMBERLAIN                                                                             

Bowling Along for 200 Years: The Halford Bowls Club and its Archives
NAT ALCOCK                                                                                            

Lord Willoughby de Broke and his Kineton Landing Ground
PETER ASHLEY-SMITH                                                                           


Volume XVI, Number 4, Winter 2015/16

Warwickshire Local History Society Celebrates Fifty Successful Years

‘A convenient habitation fit for Christians to dwell in’: Parish Housing for the Poor in Seventeenth-Century Rural Warwickshire


The ‘Captain of Oliver’s Army’ and the Wixford Catholics: Clerical/Lay Conflict in South Warwickshire, 1640-1674



Volume XVI, Number 3
Summer 2015

'Budbrooke: its Medieval Landscape', STEVEN WALLSGROVE

'Norman Late-comers: the Butler Family of Oversley', DAVID CROUCH

'The Boarding out of Pauper Children in Warwickshire, 1869-1900', ROSEMARY S. HALL

Volume XVI, Number 2
Winter 2014-15

'Humphrey Rydell and the Swan at Coleshill: a Sixteenth-century Small-town Innkeeper and his Inn', ANDREW WATKINS

'Stratford-upon-Avon's First Guide-books', ROGER PRINGLE

'Nineteenth-century Slums in Leamington Spa and the introduction of Publlic Health Reforms', COLIN A. MAYNELL

Volume XVI, Number 1
Summer 2014

'Twelfth-Century Hermitages in the Arden', RICHARD DACE

'John Whittingham: Coventry Nurseryman, Diarist, Catholic Apologist and Political activist', RUTH BARBOUR

'"Advice and Medicine for the Working Classes": The Leamington and Warwick Provident Dispensaries, 1869-1913', JOHN WILMOT

Volume XV, Number 6
Winter 2013/14

'A Landscape for Pleasure: Fulbrook, Warwickshire and John Duke of Bedford in the Fifteenth Century', CHRISTOPHER DYER

'Saltley Reformatory: Its Origin and Growth in Victorian Birmingham', DAN WALE

'The Mysterious Origins of Aston Villa Football Club, TREVOR FISHER

Cover Image: Norton Training School, 1936

Volume XV, Number 5
Summer 2013

''My Trust to be saved': Religious Change in North-East Warwickshire through Testamentary Evidence', VIVIEN WELLER

'Warwickshire Links to the London Virginia Company', BOB GIBSON

''An Eligible Spot for Building': the Suburban Development of Greatheed Land in New Milverton, 1824 - c. 1900', JANE N. CROOM

Cover image: Oak chest donated to St Mary's Church, Warwick, by Thomas Oken

Volume XV, Number 4
Winter 2012/13

'The Dabridgecourts of Knowle: a Monumental 'Translation'?', ANTHONY A. UPTON

'A Push From the Centre: the Nineteenth-Century Transformation of Warwickshire Grammar Schools', DAVID PATERSON

'A Visit to Moreton Morrell Manor House', NORMA HAMPSON

Cover image: Moreton Morrell Manor House in 1935

Volume XV, Number 3
Summer 2012

'Was Bidford-on-Avon a Town in the Middle Ages?', CHRISTOPHER DYER

'Grimsby Fishing Apprenticeships and the Warwickshire Poor Law Unions, 1880-1900', ROSEMARY S. HALL

'George Matthews Bennett Senior, Bone-setter: an Addendum', PHILIP SPINKS

Cover Image: The Majestic, a Grimsby trawler


Volume XV, Number 2
Winter 2011/2012


'Thomas Burbury and the 1831 Weavers' Riots in Coventry', MARGARET HOBLEY

'Jingoism in action: the Stratford-upon-Avon Ladysmith Riots', PHILIP SPINKS

'The Ladbroke Riots: a postscript', PENELOPE UPTON

Cover image: Warwick Court House, the Ballroom

Volume XV, Number 1
Summer 2011

'Rioting and Popular Ridicule in Ladbroke in the Early Seventeenth Century', PENELOPE UPTON

'The Alcester Waterworks Company', CYRIL JOHNSON

'Edward Aveling and Eleanor Marx in Stratford-upon-Avon', NICHOLAS FOGG

Cover image: The waterwheel at the site of the Arrow pumping station