, (or WHISHAW
), a parish in the hundred of Hemlingford, county Warwick, 4 miles N.W. of Coleshill, 6 from Tamworth, and 2 from Whitacre railway station. The parish, which includes the hamlet of Moxhall, is skirted by the Birmingham and Fazeley canal. The soil is a mixture of marl and gravel, upon a subsoil of red marl. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester, value £400. The church, dedicated to St. Chad, contains monuments to the Hacket family. The register dates from 1688. There is a free school, founded in 1719 by Lady Mary Hacket. The local charities produce about £8 per annum, including the school endowment. B. P. Noel, Esq., of Moxhall Park, is lord of the manor and principal landowner.
"MOXHALL, a hamlet in the parish of Whishaw, Birmingham division of the hundred of Hemlingford, county Warwick, 4 miles N. by W. of Coleshill. It is situated on the road to Tamworth, near the Fazeley canal, and formerly belonged to the Lisles and Hackets. Moxhall Hall is the principal residence."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]