, (or Ettington), a parish in the Kington division of the hundred of Kington, county Warwick, 5 miles S.E. of Stratford-on-Avon, its post town, and 6 N. of Shipston-on-Stour. It is situated on the river Stour, and contains the hamlets of Fulreddy, Lambcote, and Thornton. There are several quarries of blue limestone. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Worcester, value £154, in the patronage of E. J. Shirley, Esq. The church, dedicated to St. Thomas-a-Becket, stands in Lower Eatington, and was erected in 1802.
There are charities producing about £30 per annum, and several societies, under the auspices of the vicar, for the benefit of the labouring classes. The Independents and Wesleyans have each a chapel, and the Friends a meetinghouse. Fox, the founder of that society, first preached in this place. There is a free school, and Sunday-schools belonging to the various places of worship. Eatington Park is the seat of E. J. Shirley, Esq., M.P., whose family have resided here since the Norman Conquest.
"FULREADY, a hamlet in the parish of Eatington, county Warwick, 4 miles S. of Kineton."
"LAMBCOTE, a hamlet in the parish of Eatington, county Warwick, 5 miles S.W. of Kington."
"THORNTON, a hamlet in the parish of Eatington, county Warwick, 4 miles S.W. of Kineton."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]