Barton-on-the-Heath

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Barton-on-the-Heath is a village and civil parish in the Stratford-on-Avon district of Warwickshire, England. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 85. The village is in the extreme south of Warwickshire, close to the borders with Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. There is a church, dedicated to St Lawrence.[1]

Robert Dover, organizer of the Cotswold Olimpick games, died at Shirley Farm, Barton in July 1652.[2] His grandson, the lawyer and playwright, John Dover, was born there in October 1644.[3]

Thomas Dover was born here in 1660.

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  1. ^ Barton-on-the-Heath, St Lawrence - a church near you
  2. ^ F. D. A. Burns, ‘Dover, Robert (1581/2–1652)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
  3. ^ Gordon Goodwin, ‘Dover, John (1644–1725)’, rev. F. D. A. Burns, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004

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Coordinates: 51°59′31″N 1°37′37″W / 51.992°N 1.627°W / 51.992; -1.627