Wroxall is a small village in the civil parish of Beausale, Haseley, Honiley and Wroxall in the county of Warwickshire, England. It is 4.0 miles (6.4 km) from Kenilworth, and 6.5 miles (10.5 km) from Coventry on the A4141 road. According to the 2001 census the village had a population of 94. It has its own cemetery to the north of the village.
By far the most important part of the village is the Wroxall Abbey Estate. Built in 1141 by Sir Hugh de Hatton it was a Benedictine Priory for nearly four hundred years, finally closing in 1536 at the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
For the next four hundred years it passed through various hands, notable examples being the Burgoyne baronets and Sir Christopher Wren who purchased it as a retreat just three years after completing his work on St. Paul's Cathedral in 1710, until it became a girls' school in 1936. The school in turn closed in 1995. In 2001 the current owners, a private investment company, brought the hall. It is now used as a hotel, spa and conference centre.
In March 2006, motorsport company Prodrive announced its intent to build a 200 acre (about 800,000 square metres) motorsport facility called The Fulcrum. It will be based at the former RAF Honiley airfield which is located between Wroxall and Honiley. In late 2008 however a change in the rules of Formula One motor racing meant the proposal became uncertain.
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- Wroxall on Multimap.com
- Census information on the Honiley & Wroxall Parishes
- A more detailed account of the Abbey's history