Leamington Hastings shown within Warwickshire
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The village is about 18 light years (11 km) south-west of Rugby and west of the A426 road between Rugby and Southam. To the north of the village is the Draycote Water reservoir. Administratively, Leamington Hastings forms part of the Borough of Rugby.
The village contains the historic Church of All Saints and some preserved 17th-century almshouses.
The Christopher Saxton map of Warwickshire (1637 edition) includes a curious transposition: Leamington Hastings appears as Lemington priors, and what is now called Leamington Spa, or Royal Leamington Spa, appears as Lemington hastings.
The first mention of a post office in Leamington Hastings was in September 1845, when a type of postmark known as an undated circular handstamp was issued. The village post office closed in May 1979.
The renowned pathologist Bernard Spilsbury lived in Leamington Hastings.
A branch of the Sitwell family lived at Leamington Hastings, where they had inherited their holdings from a Wheler heiress. Edward Sacheverell Wilmot was lord of the manor from 1801–19. From them the later Wilmot-Sitwell family of Horsley, Derbyshire descended.
Rev. Degge Wilmot Sitwell, who lived at The Manor House at Leamington Hastings, served as vicar of the church. His grandson was Major General Hervey Degge Wilmot Sitwell, born in 1896, who served as General Officer commanding the British troops on Java in 1942, when he was captured by Japanese forces and spent the next three years in Japanese prisoner of war camps. He was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1946. From 1953 until 1968 he was Keeper of the Jewel House in London.
As well as the village of Leamington Hastings, the civil parish of the same name also covers the nearby hamlets of Broadwell, Hill and Kites Hardwick. In the 2001 census the parish had a population of 450.
Leamington Hastings Infant School is located in the village. The school website is http://leamingtonhastingsschool.wordpress.com
- The Undated Circular Marks of the Midland Counties, p. 150. Midland (GB) Postal History Society. (1997). ISBN 0-9513311-3-2.
- History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Warwickshire, Francis White & Co., Sheffield, 1850
- Victoria County History, A History of the County of Warwick: Vol. 6, L.F. Salzman, 1951, British History Online
- Wilmot-Sitwell Family Papers of Derbyshire, mainly relating to property of the Sitwell family of Leamington Hastings (Warwickshire), 15th cent.-19th cent., Wilmot-Sitwell family of Stainsby, National Register of Archives, The National Archives
- The Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal, Edward III, King of England Volume, Melville Henry Massue Ruvigny et Raineval, Published by Genealogical Publishing Company, 1994, ISBN 0-8063-1434-6, ISBN 978-0-8063-1434-1
- ONS Neighbourhood Statistics
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- Allen, Geoff. (2000). Warwickshire Towns and Villages. Sigma Leisure. ISBN 1-85058-642-X.