Farnborough  Warwickshire


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

FARNBOROUGH, a parish in the district of Banbury and county of Warwick; adjacent to the Oxford and Birmingham railway, and near the Oxford canal, 2 miles SSE of Fenny-Compton r. station, and 6½ ESE of Kington. Post town, Avon-Dassett, under Banbury. Acres, 1, 953. Real property, £4, 016. ...

Pop., 401. Houses, 85. The property is divided among a few. The manor was known at Domesday as Fernberge; belonged, from the time of Richard I. till that of Edward III., to the Says; and passed first to the Raleighs, afterwards to the Holbecks. The present mansion on it, the seat of W. Holbeck, Esq., is a splendid modern edifice. There is a chalybeate spring, which was anciently called St. Botolph's well. The parish is a meet for the Warwick hounds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £304.* Patron, W. Holbeck, Esq. The church is good. An endowed school has £42; and other charities £8.

Farnborough through time

Farnborough 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 Farnborough itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 06th December 2019

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