A BRIEF HISTORY

 
WYTHALL AND
ST MARY'S
Preface
Introduction
The Ancient Parish
Early Wythall
Pre-conquest Evidence
Medieval Wythworth
The Church Beginnings
Wythall in the Middle Ages
Warwickshire 1567
Wythall 1500 - 1800
The Early Nonconformists
Wythall Chapel 1826
Wythall Chapel 1848
The Growing Parish
St Marys Wythall, Exterior
St Marys Wythall, Interior
Church Description
Incumbents
Organ Specification
Wythall Baptist Church
St Aidan's RC
R A F Wythall
Historical Buildings
Acknowledgments
 
   

Preface

As incumbent of St. Mary’s Wythall, part of my responsibility is to recover some of the parish history. From the original few pages of comparatively recent history the project has been greatly extended. I hope that it will be interesting and informative to all who read it.

My thanks are due to all who have lent me photographs and supplied information and particularly I would express my grateful appreciation to the following:
Mr R A Thornton-Pett, who allowed me to have free use of all his notes. Dr R I Hetherington for the sole authorship of the chapters of the early Wythall and Non-Conformity. He, in turn, wishes to acknowledge the helpful advice of Mrs. Margaret Gelling, author of two county volumes published by the Place-Names Society. Also to S. J. Price. M.A. for indefatigable research and authorship of Chapters I. II, III, V, XII and XIII; together with maps.
Lastly, I record my indebtedness to Mrs. Helen V. F. Goodger, whose help with research and manuscripts, together with her capable fulfilment of many tasks in connection with this publication, has been invaluable.

C. F. SHARPE.

St. Mary’s Vicarage.
Wythall.
June. 1972.