A Little History of Stockton, Warwickshire
The village of Stockton Griffin's Lime Works Stockton Fields Links Contact
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Links to associated websites

Warwickshire 1- the Warwickshire County Record Office, in the county town of Warwick.

Warwickshire 2 - The fascinating Windows on Warwickshire site features resources from public collections e.g. Warwickshire Museum & Record Office. Holds many old photographs of Stockton people, places and events.

Warwickshire 3 - censuses, parish records, BMD. There are now many subscription sites, while transcriptions of all the Warwickshire returns for four censuses are free to view and download. The transcription of the 1881 census for the whole of Britain is on various websites, probably the most efficient search being available on Findmypast, where no-strings-attached free is registration required. However, less information is given there than was originally transcribed in what was a volunteer project, for example, occupations are not included. The 1841/1861/1891 Warwickshire censuses come under the Warwickshire Ancestors Project, part of an ongoing British project including FreeCen, FreeReg (for parish registers) and FreeBMD, a transcription of the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales.

Warwickshire 4 The Littlebeams website for Warwickshire history and genealogy is the gateway to this site and to pages relevant to the Warwickshire villages of Cherington and Stourton, Farnborough, Snitterfield and Stockton.

Stockton 1  - The Stockton Parish Council website has links to the websites of various village groups and organisations, including …

Stockton 2 - Stockton’s News, which contains regular articles on Stockton’s past.

Stockton 3 - names on monumental inscriptions. The site lists surnames only, alphabetically by name, and by parish, for the whole of Warwickshire.

Stockton 4 - the Victoria County History (VCH), in British History Online. Stockton appears in The History of the County of Warwick: Volume 6, Knightlow Hundred, ed. L F Salzman (London, 1951), pp. 226-229. Online versions of the VCH give the whole text but not all illustrations, for copyright reasons. The text for Stockton is fairly typical of entries for smaller places in that it is mostly devoted to the history of the manor and the church.

Stockton 5 - at British History Online maps, an 1891 Ordnance Survey map of Warwickshire is free to view. Stockton is on two sheets: on the N. edge of sheet Warwickshire 040/NE and on sheet 34/SE. The map available on the Maps page of this Little History of Stockton combines the relevant sections of the original sheets.

ancestor-search.info is Suzanne & Richard Brown's handy non-commercial reference site offering guidance on where to find information on English and Welsh ancestry. It provides a wide range of links to sources of information both on and off line. Extremely useful pages for both beginners and experienced researchers.

Cyndi’s List is one of the largest directories of websites such as this one. It covers genealogy and local history worldwide, including hundreds of thousands of links. Inevitably as time passes some of these links are broken and not renewed, however, a new web location is sometimes findable from information given on the content.

In 2018 a particular problem is links to the thousands of pages on Rootsweb. Part of Ancestry, Rootsweb has over many years offered free hosting for genealogists and family historians, but is suffering from being hacked in late 2017 and family historians may have to wait a long time before all the content is back on line. All the Littlebeams pages were hosted by them until the “crash”. Updates on the situation are published on the Rootsweb home page.





Nelson’s Works and the Nelson family can be read about on Anthony James Leahy's website.

Cement Plants and Kilns in Britain and Ireland has more information on the history of Nelson’s Works. This  includes production figures for 1897-1949, which make interesting reading as a comparison with those of Griffin’s Lime Works back in the 1850s.