In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Walsgrave on Sowe like this:
SOWE, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Foles-hill district, Warwick. The village stands on the river Sow, 4 miles NE by E of Coventry r. station; is known officially as Walsgrave-upon-Sow; and has a post-office under Coventry. The parish comprises 2,505 acres. Real property, £7,001; of which £1,156 are in mines. ...
Pop., 1,667. Houses, 380. The manor belongs to Earl Craven. Coal and ironstone are worked, and ribbons are made. The living is a vicarage, annexed to Stoke. The church is good; and there are an iron chapel of ease, an Independent chapel, two Baptist chapels, and a national school.The sub-district contains also six other parishes and a hamlet. Acres, 11,590. Pop., 4,670. Houses, 1,053.
Walsgrave on Sowe is now part of Coventry district. Click here for graphs and data of how Coventry has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Walsgrave on Sowe itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Walsgrave on Sowe, in Coventry and Warwickshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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