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Ashow village
Ashow is located in Warwickshire
Ashow shown within Warwickshire
Population 108 (2011)
OS grid reference SP3170
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Kenilworth
Postcode district CV8
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
List of places
52°19′N 1°32′W / 52.32°N 01.54°W / 52.32; -01.54Coordinates: 52°19′N 1°32′W / 52.32°N 01.54°W / 52.32; -01.54

Ashow is a small village and civil parish in the Warwick district of Warwickshire, England, about 2.5 miles (4 km) south-east of central Kenilworth. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 104, increasing slightly to 108 at the 2011 Census.[1] The village has avoided the typical expansion of most British settlements which took place in the twentieth century.[2]

Ashow has around 51 houses and a small church, The Assumption of Our Lady, which dates from the early 12th century and has a graveyard. The village has no forms of industry or employment, although Ashow and the neighbouring hamlet of Bericote (depopulated since 1540) formerly had three mills.

The village is accessible by the B4115 Coventry Road (just off the A46/A452 roundabout), and the southernmost tip of the parish lies on the River Avon. The village is quite flat, at an altitude of 60–80 metres (200–260 feet).

The earliest-known documented reference to Ashow (or "Asceshot") is in the Domesday Survey of 1086.


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