This parish is four miles south east of Nuneaton. It is a large rural parish comprising seven villages and hamlets – Bulkington, Barnacle, Bramcote, Marston Jabbett, Ryton, Weston-in-Arden and Wolvershill.
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (RC at Weston in Arden)
The villages were called Bochintone (Bulkington), Bernhangre (Barnacle), Brancote (Bramcote), Merstone (Marston Jabbett), Westone (Weston in Arden) in the Domesday Book of 1086.
Ribbon weaving was a prominent industry until its collapse in the mid-1800’s. The Bulkington parish register contains the following note: 'On Thursday, Aug 15th, 1861, six families comprising 27 members left for Quebec, Canada, in consequence of the continued depression of the Ribbon trade, viz. Thomas Randle, senr., Thomas Randle, junr., Jonathan Randle, William Adler, John Wiles and Samuel Barratt with their families. At the same time 83 houses were vacant in the parish. Robert Potter, Vicar'.
Author George Eliot based her village Raveloe on Bulkington.
Weston Hall was built in Elizabethan times and is now a hotel.
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