Ansley, Warwickshire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other uses, see Ansley (disambiguation).
Ansley
Ansley is located in Warwickshire
Ansley
Ansley
Ansley shown within Warwickshire
Population 2,207 [1]
OS grid reference SP301914
Civil parish
  • Ansley
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NUNEATON
Postcode district CV10
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
List of places
UK
England
WarwickshireCoordinates: 52°31′12″N 1°33′25″W / 52.520°N 1.557°W / 52.520; -1.557
A 1961 1 inch = 1 mile series map. It covers the Hinkley-Nuneaton-Atherstone--Wovley region. Harts Hill quarry is attached to a railway and in full swing. The coal mines near Griff Lodge Farm and Ansely Hall are in early decline. The mines are now shut and the quarry is (as far as I know) a rubbish-tip. Note the even by then removed railway by Higham Grange and Higham on the Hill.

Ansley is a village and civil parish in the North Warwickshire district of Warwickshire, England.[2] The parish includes Ansley Common, Ansley Village, Church End, Ansley Hall, Birchley Heath, and formerly Ansley Hall Colliery. The village is just to the west of Nuneaton, and near Arley and Astley.

Ansley Parish Church - St. Laurence - is Norman in origin and lies outside the main village at Church End. It is a Grade II* listed building.[3] A relatively recent addition was stained glass by Karl Parsons.

Ansley Hall dates from the early eighteenth century. It was taken over by the Ansley Hall Coal and Iron Company, founded by William Garside Phillips, the great grandfather of Captain Mark Phillips, the first husband of Princess Anne the Princess Royal. The village was called Hanslei in the Domesday Book of 1086 and gives the details that the land was owned by Lady Godiva.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 22 December 2015. 
  2. ^ OS Explorer Map 232 : Nuneaton & Tamworth: (1:25 000) :ISBN 0 319 46404 0
  3. ^ "Name: CHURCH OF ST LAURENCE List entry Number: 1365141". English Heritage. Retrieved 16 September 2014.