St Mary & Holy Cross parish church
|Population||491 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Website||Alderminster Parish Council|
Alderminster is a village and civil parish on the River Stour about 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England. The village is on the A3400 road between Stratford-upon-Avon and Shipston-on-Stour. The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 491.
Alderminster was an exclave of Worcestershire until 1931, when it was transferred to Warwickshire. When rural district councils were created in the 1890s, Alderminster was part of Shipston on Stour Rural District. When the parish was transferred to Warwickshire it became part of Stratford on Avon Rural District.
In the Domesday Book (1086) Alderminster is shown as part of the land of St Mary's of Pershore, in Pershore Hundred, Worcestershire. In 1884 the village is shown on a map as consisting only of a few houses. The Minster and Parish Church of St Mary and the Holy Cross is of 12th century origin. The church has been listed Grade II* since 1967.
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