Arrow, Warwickshire

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Arrow
Arrow is located in Warwickshire
Arrow
Arrow
 Arrow shown within Warwickshire
OS grid reference SP080565
Civil parish Arrow with Weethley
District Stratford-on-Avon
Shire county Warwickshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ALCESTER
Postcode district B49
Dialling code 01789
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
List of places
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Coordinates: 52°12′25″N 1°53′03″W / 52.20689°N 1.884198°W / 52.20689; -1.884198

Arrow is a village in the Stratford-on-Avon district of Warwickshire, England. Together with the entirely rural parish of Weethley, it forms the combined civil parish of Arrow with Weethley. The parish lies midway between Redditch and Evesham.

From Alcester the River Arrow flows southwards to the Avon, and to the west of the river the present road to Evesham joins that to Worcester at a busy junction where, near the Old Toll House, stands the hamlet of Arrow, a group of modernized black and white farm workers' cottages which have risen up the social scale to become homes for business people.

History[edit]

In 710, according to the chronicles of the abbey of Evesham, Ceolred, King of Mercia, gave land in ARROW to the abbey. It was subsequently wrested from them but regained by Abbot Agelwy II (1070–7), only to be lost again to Odo, Bishop of Bayeux, (fn. 15) who at the time of the Domesday Survey held 7½ hides[1]

Arrow Mill was mentioned in the Domesday Book and is now a hotel and restaurant as well as a working water mill. In the village are the gates to Ragley Hall which has been home to the Marquess of Hertford's family since the mid-18th century. In the village church is a statue of one of the Marquesses sculpted by Prince Victor of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, a nephew of Queen Victoria.

References[edit]

  1. ^ From: 'Parishes: Arrow', A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 3: Barlichway hundred (1945), pp. 26-31. Date accessed: 6 February 2011

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