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Arrow is a village in the Stratford-on-Avon district of Warwickshire, England. Together with the entirely rural parish of Weethley, it forms the combined civil parish of Arrow with Weethley. The parish lies midway between Redditch and Evesham.
From Alcester the River Arrow flows southwards to the Avon, and to the west of the river the present road to Evesham joins that to Worcester at a busy junction where, near the Old Toll House, stands the hamlet of Arrow, a group of modernized black and white farm workers' cottages which have risen up the social scale to become homes for business people.
In 710, according to the chronicles of the abbey of Evesham, Ceolred, King of Mercia, gave land in ARROW to the abbey. It was subsequently wrested from them but regained by Abbot Agelwy II (1070–7), only to be lost again to Odo, Bishop of Bayeux, (fn. 15) who at the time of the Domesday Survey held 7½ hides
Arrow Mill was mentioned in the Domesday Book and is now a hotel and restaurant as well as a working water mill. In the village are the gates to Ragley Hall which has been home to the Marquess of Hertford's family since the mid-18th century. In the village church is a statue of one of the Marquesses sculpted by Prince Victor of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, a nephew of Queen Victoria.
In popular culture
During the third series of the BBC drama Peaky Blinders the main character Thomas Shelby is shown to have made his fortune and moved out of the city to the fictional Arrow House (actually Arley Hall in Cheshire).
- From: 'Parishes: Arrow', A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 3: Barlichway hundred (1945), pp. 26-31. Date accessed: 6 February 2011
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