Weston under Wetherley
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|Weston Under Wetherley|
Weston Under Wetherley shown within Warwickshire
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|Civil parish||Weston under Wetherley|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||CV32 9|
|EU Parliament||West Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Warwick and Leamington|
Weston-Under-Wetherley, often known by locals as just "Weston" is a village and civil parish in Warwickshire, England. It is on the B4453 road, 3 miles (4.8 km) north east of the closest town, Royal Leamington Spa. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001 the village had a population of 454 living in 164 houses. Two of the more notable buildings are the parish church of Saint Michael and the local pub, the Bull Inn. Weston is unusual amongst settlements in the UK of its size in that there is not a single shop there, the last being demolished in the 1990s. Another place to be closed in that decade was Weston Hospital which had previously treated people from all around the area. On the hospital site modern houses have been built as well as a children's play area and a village hall.
The Conservative politician, Dudley Smith is one of the best known people to have lived in the village. In November 1605 a group of men, including Robert Catesby, who were involved in the gunpowder plot, passed through the village. They were fleeing from London after the arrest of Guy Fawkes. Apparently they were on their way to Wales (via Warwick Castle to steal fresh horses), after a meeting at Dunchurch, near Rugby.
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