Blackdown, Warwickshire

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Blackdown is a hamlet[1] and civil parish in the Warwick district of Warwickshire, England. It is named Blakedon in William Dudgale's Antiquities of Warwickshire in 1656 as a district within the parish of Lillington, and as having a mill on the River Avon.[2]

According to the 2001 census it had a population of 128. From the 2011 Census population details are included with Old Milverton. Blackdown is about two miles north of Leamington Spa, between Leamington/Warwick and Kenilworth.

Just outside the village is Quarry Park Disc Golf Club which is one of only 17 courses in the UK, and was the venue for the 2008 UK championships as well as being due to host the 2009 championships.[3] Old Leamingtonians, the town's rugby union and Leamington Royals (rugby league) also play home games on the edge of the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Victoria County History of Warwickshire, Vol 6, p164. https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/warks/vol6/pp161-164
  2. ^ Antiquities of Warwickshire Illustrated, Sir William Dudgale, pub. 1656; p204 https://archive.org/stream/antiquitiesofwar00dugd#page/202/mode/2up
  3. ^ "Quarry Park website". Quarry Park Disc Golf. Archived from the original on 2008-05-30. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 

Coordinates: 52°18′58″N 1°32′10″W / 52.316°N 1.536°W / 52.316; -1.536