Bishop's Tachbrook

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Old location of the post office

Bishop's Tachbrook[1] is a village and civil parish in the Warwick District of Warwickshire, England, about three miles south of Warwick and Leamington Spa. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 2,514, increasing to 2,558 at the 2011 Census.[2] Some of the buildings in the village are of traditional half-timbered design, however much of the housing is more modern, and includes areas of terraced housing owned by the council.

Most of the village has a large sense of community, with a successful Church and Sports and Social Club. Leamington Hibernians Football Club of the Midland Football League play at the Sports and Social Club, whilst the National League North side Leamington F.C. play near the village. There is an active Parish Council, village primary school, for children aged 4 to 11, as well as a large park - known as the "meadow" to the residents of the village which contains a BMX track - and a few small retail premises including a corner shop. The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association breeding centre is based just to the south of the village.[3]

The local church is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The location of the local doctor's surgery used to be the old Victory Club. This was used by the Church for entertainment purposes.The local pub was called The Leopard before it was renamed The Revolver, however this has recently been changed back to The Leopard and remains a highly popular pub to the village. The eldest part of The Leopard building, originally used as a morgue in connection to the nearby crematorium, is believed to be haunted.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bishopstachbrook.com
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  3. ^ GDBA Breeding Centre website

External links[edit]

Media related to Bishop's Tachbrook at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°14′58″N 1°32′31″W / 52.24945°N 1.54195°W / 52.24945; -1.54195