Ansley, Warwickshire

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Ansley
Ansley is located in Warwickshire
Ansley
Ansley
Location within Warwickshire
Population2,207 [1]
OS grid referenceSP301914
Civil parish
  • Ansley
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNUNEATON
Postcode districtCV10
PoliceWarwickshire
FireWarwickshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire
52°31′12″N 1°33′25″W / 52.520°N 1.557°W / 52.520; -1.557Coordinates: 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.

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. ^ Historic England. "CHURCH OF ST LAURENCE (1365141)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 September 2014.

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