Honington, Warwickshire

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Honington All Saints churchyard
A typical house in Honington

Honington, Warwickshire is an English hamlet and parish in the Brailes division of the hundred of Kington, roughly two miles north of Shipston-on-Stour.

The village consists of approximately 60 houses that are contained within the Parish boundary.

The River Stour flows past the village on the western side and has a 5 arched 17th-century bridge crossing it.

In the village, the half-timbered Magpie Cottage and the Shoemaker's Cottage (situated on the Green opposite to the Gates and lodge entrance to Honington Hall) are impressive. The Hall was built in 1682 by Sir Henry Parker. Near to this All Saints church was re-built to resemble London Churches of the 1680s but retains a 13th-century tower.

Most of the dwellings in the centre of the village are between 100 and 300 years old.

The village has numerous apple trees in the gardens and surrounding fields and some of the villagers meet each year to gather them to make cider.

A tradition has started in the village to have a cricket match each summer. The players are drawn from the men in the village and the ladies of the village make tea and cakes.

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Coordinates: 52°04′48″N 1°36′54″W / 52.080°N 1.615°W / 52.080; -1.615