Alveston, Warwickshire

Coordinates: 52°12′N 1°40′W / 52.20°N 01.66°W / 52.20; -01.66
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Village Green, Alveston
Alveston is located in Warwickshire
Location within Warwickshire
OS grid referenceSP2356
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townStratford-upon-Avon
Postcode districtCV37
AmbulanceWest Midlands
List of places
52°12′N 1°40′W / 52.20°N 01.66°W / 52.20; -01.66

Alveston is a village and former civil parish, now in the parish of Stratford-upon-Avon, and around 2 miles (3.2 km) north-east of Stratford town centre, in the Stratford-on-Avon district, in the county of Warwickshire, England. It is located to the south of, and within a bend of the River Avon.[1] In 1951 the parish had a population of 2659.[2]

Hemingford House there is the youth hostel for Stratford-upon-Avon. The village was represented by Alveston F.C. between 1924 and 2017, when they folded. For most of its history, the club played in the Stratford & District League and the Midland Football Combination.

Alveston was the home of the playwright J B Priestley and his wife Jacquetta Hawkes, who lived at Kissing Tree House in the village, in his later years, until his death in 1984.[3] The house was called Avonmore in the 1901 census and his secretary lived in Avonmore Cottage which is still there in Kissing Tree Lane.

On 1 April 1974 the parish was abolished and merged with Stratford upon Avon.[4]


  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 205, Stratford-Upon-Avon & Evesham
  2. ^ "Population statistics Alveston Ch/AP/CP through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 10 November 2022.
  3. ^ Clayton, Emma. "Fascinating memoir by JB Priestley's former secretary". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 21 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Stratford on Avon Registration District". UKBMD. Retrieved 10 November 2022.

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