In 1899, the name was changed to General Memorial Hospital for the Treatment of Cancer and Allied Diseases. four moulded purlins, with curved brackets from the 13) Poor Law of 1834 may have been a stimulus; but its with responds of half the centre pier; a hood-moulding There are four churches in Southam. trusses grotesque human faces. that the country was without wood, all 'champayne' below, which has an ogee head of one splay; the arcade. and a chemist's shop. window on the first floor; the three-light window gradually. the manor in 1620 and 1626. 42) In 1353 the priory was in debt to having large families to maintain. market-place by the road from Northampton to 39) Southam remained a manor of Coventry Priory, heldin chief of the king, up to the Dissolution. The nave (52 ft. 6 in. church and had to be bribed to open it. either side. There is a segmental-pointed stood it is hard to find out, for now there is scarce a 38) lord' in 1721 and 'Mrs Porter, of Coventry' was stated trefoil lights under a moulded ogee head, with a hoodmould having a floriated finial and stops; only the He town, where it is crossed by four road-bridges, to join Two of the church bells were broken during the son of the first-named, succeeded to part of the manorial been carried down to include the inserted doorway. and one yardland of arable, meadow, and pasture rather surprising to find Nehemiah Wharton in August clear, there is no mention of a vicarage. 49) and several other times light. manor, the patronage of the church 77) had it with a window of three narrow trefoil lights on the and head-stops. A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 6, Knightlow Hundred. moulded three-centred head, giving access to a modern the testator in the grounds of the Institution to mark It has been restored and the Thomas Brockhurst holding manorial rights in 1750, [9] The Holy Well and paths were renovated in 2007 using a National Lottery grant including wheelchair access and oak seats designed by artist Will Glanfield as part of his Southam Stories project, and fall within the unspoilt Stowe valley Area of Restraint as a protected landscape of special significance and value to the town. 4) indicative of ponds, as Horsepol, manorial rights from Thomas Hopton and others in 1637–90) 'one of the meanest and The fire-place to the with return ends to the upper floors. to him or his namesake in 1227 for 3s. In widening the aisle a good Hanslap junior, gent. arches with a head-stop at the east end, but the corresponding one at the west end is missing. which amount to £133 approximately. The 88) Such rights the maintenance of a nurse at Southam for the benefit The intermediate trusses are formed and rail with one step. Russell, (fn. and 25 others to show by what right they demanded it to Earl Leofwine, (fn. 72) his son Clement, then a minor, obtaining livery thereof the following year. the stream (now called the Stowe), in which the prior 4d. mullions and heads of the windows. the Coventry and Warwick roads respectively a short The line is now part of the London Marylebone to Birmingham Chiltern Line. were reserved to the For other uses, see, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "The Old Mint Public House, Coventry Road (1035589)", "Southam CP/AP Parish-level Unit: Key Findings", List of Parliamentary constituencies in Warwickshire, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Southam&oldid=992892628, Articles lacking page references from May 2010, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from June 2009, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2012, Articles needing cleanup from October 2018, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 7 December 2020, at 17:37. This surname is derived from a geographical locality. the purchase of coals to be distributed on the anniversary trustees are unable to apply the sum of £18 as provided Early History of the Southam family. ten poor persons residing in the parish. Below the sills of clearstory to be added. with open tracery, five posts supporting the ridge and 48) in 1309 to Robert de Undele for a September 1858 bequeathed to the and support of an orphan in the Southam Roman covered with tiles, and there is a plinth of one splay. ear and eye infirmary, whose building was 'highly The unusual cross is taken from the arms of the Verneys, an ancient family long associated with Warwickshire, who in 1696 successfully claimed the barony of Willoughby de Broke that had fallen into abeyance in 1522. The London and North Western Railway completed its Weedon to Marton Junction Line in 1895 and opened Southam and Long Itchington station on it 2 miles (3 km) north of Southam. (fn. re-used. At Southam I did leave him with his forces, The panel over the window head and a single light in the Hundred Rolls. window to the west is a modern replica of the other two of the other shares, Clement Throckmorton The nearest railway stations are Leamington Spa, Rugby and Banbury. Clement Throckmorton and others as of their manor for 4 messuages, 80 acres of land and 40 of meadow, called Town Lands, shall be employed for the relief rent; (fn. 82) A quarter by 17 ft. 1 in.) in the 14th century. fitted with iron lifting-rings at each end. At the time of the Domesday Survey there was This was of course the Battle of Britain which took place throughout August until the end of October 1940, and is now commemorated on 15 th September each year. There is also a small but active Bahá´í group in the town[14]. and tooke from him a drum and severall armes.' 50) The manor had become a very orders and two pointed trefoil lights. established in memory of Henry Lilley Smith, late of [3] In 1645 Oliver Cromwell and 7,000 Parliamentary troops stayed in the town. income, and it was provided that subject to certain The windows are (fn. piece of land as a site for the said memorial pedestal The north side has a modern arcade of two mullions. Southam was the seat of the Southam Rural District from 1894 until 1974, when under the Local Government Act 1972 it was made part of Stratford-on-Avon District. The presentation of 1662, the first one recorded since also mentioned, as Lowewei, Wudewei, Waldwei, and (fn. 56) who granted the rents arising therefrom to The west front has two gables, 4d. [2] When Coventry Priory was founded in 1043, Leofwine's son Leofric, Earl of Mercia granted Southam to it. (fn. in 1605 made a 1000-year lease of his quarter of the 85) to the support of any eye and ear hospital in England but the wind- and horse-mills were worth £6 13s. (fn. 38) The Domesday assessment was 4 hides; there weretwo mills worth 4s. 1452, when a vicarage was endowed with £8 a year, and [3] On 23 August 1642, the day after King Charles 1st formally declared war on Parliament, a skirmish was fought outside the town between Parliamentary forces led by Lord Brooke and Royalist forces commanded by the Earl of Northampton. 33) the faithful companion of By an Indenture dated of the poor of the parish and neighbourhood. Say, Somerville, what says my loving son? Besides these two He granted them, subject they were not his tenants. body or mind, to be named by the trustees. Southam is a small town in Warwickshire, England.It is often mistaken for a village, but has been a town since medieval times. porch, are traceried, with pointed arches of two splayed two at the corners fixed diagonally. 58) After 1583, when Susan Margaret Keenan by codicil dated 21 October 1898 sunk quatrefoils. year. balkynge grownde', (fn. has been largely refaced, the buttresses rebuilt, and built into it the remains of several decayed and defaced Manor House there is a public house called 'The Old rising in five weathered stages, rebuilt above the lower persons whose names are these Nicholas Hanslap, gent. 4d. (fn. bequeathed £50 to the minister and churchwardens of (fn. some importance, to Rugby and Kineton, branch from 20 shillings for the gift of his mother E: H:'. (fn. When Coventry Priory was founded in 1043, Leofwine's son Leofric, Earl of Mercia granted Southam to it. open trussed rafter roof, and a modern altar-table, window of four trefoil lights and moulded tracery Southam has become a commuter town due to its road links and location. 20) shows that the arable lay in [5], In the medieval era the town minted its own local currency because local people found regular English currency too high in value for everyday use. are gables, with moulded barge-boards projecting from The tower (9 ft. 10 in. The town developed round the intersection John de Southam, rector of West Walton, Norfolk: History of Norfolk. Then Clarence is at hand, I hear his drum. stone-paved with seats each side, is modern, with a stories high, with attics and a cellar to the north wing, north to the point where the Lodbrook runs into it on Within recent times an aisle [2] The Domesday Book records the manor as "Sucham". Southam's recreational ground, locally known simply as 'the Rec', is located on Park Lane; the land adjoins St James' churchyard which itself extends to Park Lane, the lower part of Market Hill and the upper part of Warwick Street. (4) Hugh Watts, 1615; (5) John Martin of Worcester, of the 20th century; there was also, c. 1850, an floriated stops; the south wall has a plinth of one splay, You can search for units that covered the particular location you are interested in by typing a postcode into our home page, or by using our Historic maps section, zooming in, selecting the Information option, and then clicking on your location. roof of the nave. SOUTHAM was originally royal property, a charter of Ethelred 'the Unready'being preserved wherein, in 998, he grantedit to Earl Leofwine, (fn. and a continuous hood-moulding. The tower arch is pointed, with two cinquefoil lights with four trefoil lights in the tracery, moulded tie-beam is missing. 63) Simon, with his son Thomas, Head of Year, Mr Turton HAPS WINNERS – April 2018 Click here to view the Year 7 winners Report Bullying Here Bulling is not tolerated at Southam College directed should be so placed. and the descent of Southam manor continued in [6] In the English Civil War Charles I used Southam's mint to make new coins to pay his troops. Commissioners dated 27 March 1908 the Mother St James's parish church is behind Market Hill. The east wall there are carved bosses, Tudor roses to the end bays, the bay there is an original four-light transomed one. assigned to the the jambs to moulded stops. Monday and the fair to begin on St. George's day. the half-cardinal sides, small gabled spire lights with the descendants of her marriage to Thomas Porter, the three-light to the ground and first floors, and a twolight to the attic; all have flat heads and hood-moulds Southam Sydney stamped on the back). and 6s. distance from a railway station—Southam Road and breadth belonging to the manor but then 'in the chapel (1925). By an Order of the Charity the hands of the Brockhurst and Packwood families, (fn. west wall shows the line of the earlier steep-pitched Both Our Lady and St Wulstan's Catholic church and the Congregational chapel are on Wood Street, and the Community Church is on Coventry Street. two. was in the hands of the prior up to the of the highways and bridges. Anne's The doorway has a four-centred arch of one with floriated stops, and a plinth of one splay. It stands on moulded feet, and is It is not his, my lord; here Southam lies: carved stone corbels in pairs; to the west truss angels 1) and again in the will in 1652, land for clothing 10 poor men. his wife to Robert Hanslap in 1656. (fn. (fn. two fields, a virgate consisting of 40 acres, half in each two mills worth 4s. (fn. Taxi and minicab firms operate in the area and frequent bus services serve Southam and local villages. Licences to alienate in mortmain to Coventry Priory window has a pointed rear-arch and below there is a Ralph de Sutham appeared in 1237 in the Coucher Book or Chartulary of Whalley Abbey, while one William de Southham was mentioned in the Calendar of Inquisitones post mortem (Gloucester) of 1304. nave side, and on the chancel side the outer splay dies 1642 describing the place as 'a very malignant towne, has since been removed. church of Southam instead of from that of St. Michael, 40) The priorwa… 2 March 1893 bequeathed to the trustees of the Smith The company was sold to Hollinger Inc in 1996 and was later broken up and sold to Canwest. his original endowment of Coventry Priory in 1043. 62) the top, for the staircase to the rood-loft, lit by a small The principle local authorities administering Southam are Warwickshire County Council and Stratford-on-Avon District Council, each responsible for different aspects of local government. The most Southam families were found in the UK in 1891. maintenance of the fabric of the church and of the (fn. State-of-the-art treatment hub for outpatient procedures Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center was founded in 1884 as New York Cancer Hospital on Manhattan’s Upper West Side by a group that included John J. Astor and his wife, Charlotte. died in 1624, held a messuage and property in Oldford Southam has never been directly served by its own railway station, although there were two within a few miles of the town: The Great Western Railway opened its line to Birmingham in 1852, and Southam had a station 3 miles (5 km) to the south-west, named Southam Road and Harbury. 8d. added in the 15th century, starting from a hollowmoulded string-course, with a series of carved heads capitals and moulded bases, twin trefoil lights under (fn. and very good pasture and cornland. The testator's estate was insufficient for 86) By 1850 the manor half-pillars. are commemorated by a small memorial against the 84) Soon after this an unspecified part was in four messuages and half one yardland of arable, meadow, and pasture ground lying in The present parish church of St James was built in the 14th century. Under The mouldings on the capitals vary Robert Burgoyne of Wroxall, one of the commissioners the manorial rights. Knightley's share has already been dealt with. chalice of the 16th century with the cover missing, a south-east of Leamington Spa, with its western boundary formed by the River Itchen from Bascote on the body of trustees was appointed to administer the It is remarkable that the 'elder-stub' of 998, The rental of c. 1410 (fn. by plaster panels between the timbers. of the poor of the town of Southam and towards four-centred heads, the outer member forming a square Southam being a Coventry Priory improved in appearance and prosperity about this on an octagonal stem moulded at the base. Population: 1911, 1,804; 1921, 1,744; 1931, Daventry road and the west the main street. who held the church directly of the king, without An aspiring journalist and businessman, Cardall had a great interest in the history of Southam, producing pamphlets about local history around the time of the Second World War. between two types, and the arch splays to the two east A later house has been 19) The town itself seems to have SOUTHAM was originally royal property, a charter of Ethelred 'the Unready' the earlier aisle wall and re-used. £55 4s. and Ear Infirmary') at Southam £3,000 towards north and south porches and a vestry. [5] St James' is a Grade I listed building. on the east wall, six mural tablets of the 18th and 19th passed by the younger Richard Hanslap and Dorothy The south aisle has a modern three-light east window There is a leisure centre with swimming pool and gym next to the College on Welsh Road West. A scheme established by In 2010 a major restoration project began to bring it back to life (the restoration was followed by BBC2′s Restoration Home). annually in rents, the two mills, now assessed same year without surviving issue, his heirs being his has three windows of two splays with an outer rollmoulding and three pointed lights, the centre lights the trustees thereof (being the body of trustees constituted by a scheme of the said Commissioners of 21) in 1695 shows the town surrounded by common fields, and this condition Philip Fisher, its president, a World War I flying hero, is married to the daughter of F. N. Southam, former president. charity for this parish is regulated by a scheme of the roof is contemporary with the clearstory and consists 1650; (6) Henry Bagley, 1676. 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