"SNITTERFIELD, a parish in the Snitterfield division of Barlichway hundred, county Warwick, 3½ miles N.E. of Stratford-on-Avon, its post town, and 6 S.W. of Warwick. The village, which is chiefly agricultural, is watered by a tributary of the river Avon. The houses are well built, and many improvements have recently been made in the village. Near the church is King's Lane, through which King Charles II. passed, disguised as a groom, to Miss Lane's house, after the battle of Worcester; but the oak where he was said to have taken shelter, was blown down a few years ago. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Worcester, value £271, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is an ancient structure, dedicated to St. James. The parochial charities produce about £9 per annum. The principal residence is Ingon Grange. W. Phillips, Esq., is lord of the manor."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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