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Temple Balsall, and in particular to its status as a chapelry within the parish of Hampton-in-Arden.


Lease from Katherine Queen of England to Kenelm Throckmorton, esq., of the manor of Balsall with all its appurtenances in the counties of Warwick and Worcester (except the manors of Ryton, Grafton and Fletchamstead and chief rents paid for premises in Radford, Binley, Worcester, Studley and Temple Lawrence) for 24 years, 26 February 1547. Recitals: i) lease of same from the Knights Templar to Giles Foster, esq., and Isabell his wife, 24 April 1539 ii) grant of the same from Henry VIII to Queen Katherine for life, 24 February 1544.