Fillongley

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Fillongley
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The B4098 road
Fillongley is located in Warwickshire
Fillongley
Fillongley
 Fillongley shown within Warwickshire
OS grid reference SP279872
District North Warwickshire
Shire county Warwickshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CV7
EU Parliament West Midlands
Website Fillongley Community Website
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England
Warwickshire

Coordinates: 52°28′55″N 1°35′17″W / 52.482°N 1.588°W / 52.482; -1.588

Fillongley is a village in the North Warwickshire district of the county of Warwickshire in England.

The village is centred on the crossroads of the B4102 (which connects Solihull to Nuneaton) and the B4098 (connecting Coventry to Kingsbury) and Tamworth.

In medieval times there were two castles. These might not have existed at the same time and neither survived into the 16th century. The earliest was a ring earthwork of King Stephen's time. The second was probably a fortified manor house, held by the de Hastings family. Henry de Hastings was Constable of Kenilworth Castle in 1265-1266 during Simon de Montford's conflict with King Henry III and Edward I of England. The manor house was still standing during the reign of Edward III but unoccupied by the de Hastings. It later passed to the Beauchamp Earls of Warwick.

The Church of St Mary and All Saints[edit]

The parish church of St Mary and All Saints dates from the 12th century but the tower was a later addition. Inside are examples of 14th-century stained glass. Among the graves is that of Isaac Pearson, the uncle of the Victorian novelist George Eliot, who lived in Arbury nearby.

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