"RADWAY, a parish in the Kington division of the hundred of Kington, county Warwick, 4 miles S.E. of Kington, and 4 S.W. of Fenny Compton railway station. The village is situated at the foot of Edge Hill, and is chiefly agricultural. On the borders of the parish the memorable battle of Edge Hill was fought on the 23rd October, 1642, and King Charles I. slept at this village the night after the engagement. The tithes were commuted for land at the time of the enclosure of the parish, and the glebe comprises 87 acres. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Worcester, value £114. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is an ancient structure, with a wooden tower containing one bell. The church was restored in 1841. There is a free school, also a literary institution. The Duchy of Lancaster is lord of the manor."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]