The village was deserted in mediaeval times. Shuckburgh Hall, a fine residence in a landscaped park, is not open to visitors. The church, with its many memorials to members of the Shuckburgh family, is nearby and dates from the twelfth century though much altered in the late nineteenth century. Squire Richard Shuckburgh, with his tenants, fought for Charles I at Edgehill and was knighted on the battlefield. The Hall is about five miles east of Southam.

DIOCESE: Lichfield. Now a Peculiar outside the jurisdiction of the Diocese. HUNDRED: Knightlow. UNION: Southam

ADJOINING PARISHES: Lower Shuckborough, Wolfhampcote, the Northamptonshire parishes of Catesby and Hellidon, Priors Marston, Napton-on-the-Hill.

Parish Registers: Christenings: 1781-1809 1816+ Marriages: 1757-1787 1812 1818+ Burials: 1781+ (at Shuckburgh Hall)

Bishop's Transcripts : 1672-1839 LIC

IGI: Christenings: 1813-1846, Marriages: 1813-1846. Widely available; BMSGH(PS)


MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS: (Upper and Lower) St.John the Baptist and St.John's BMSGH m/fiche , WAR , SoG , BIR

1851 BMSGH SI v.14 SoG , BIR
1851 vX (RR) , SoG
1881 BCP , BMSGH(PS)

Burial 1813-1837

MANORIAL RECORDS: Plan of Manor of Shuckburgh annexed to a deed of 1811.

OTHER SOURCES: Shuckburgh family papers 12th-19th century.
Plan of estate belonging to Sir Francis Shuckburgh.
A sketch of the Shuckburgh family appears in Warwickshire People and Places, John Burman 1936.
The Shuckburgh family, WWM Vol.3, No.9 Oct 1956.
Parish magazine 1883-1933.

[Last updated: 18th March 2013 ]