Caldecote, Warwickshire

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Caldecote
Caldecote is located in Warwickshire
Caldecote
Caldecote
Caldecote shown within Warwickshire
Population 142 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SP3594
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Nuneaton
Postcode district CV10
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire
52°32′N 1°29′W / 52.54°N 01.48°W / 52.54; -01.48Coordinates: 52°32′N 1°29′W / 52.54°N 01.48°W / 52.54; -01.48

Caldecote is a village in Warwickshire, England, 2 miles north of Nuneaton and south of the A5.

An ancient settlement, Caldecote is recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book as being in the ownership of the Bishop of Chester.[2]

Caldecote Hall[edit]

The manor house, Caldecote Hall, was the home of Parliamentarian Colonel William Purefoy during the English Civil War and was damaged by Royalist siege by Prince Rupert in 1642. In the 18th century it was owned by Nathan Wright.[3]

The Hall was rebuilt in brick in 1880,[4] for Henry Leigh Townshend, who was High Sheriff of Warwickshire in 1901. In 1924, the Hall was bought by the Church of England Temperance Society, for use as a retreat. In the 1950s, it was the home of St Chad's School but suffered financial problems and a severe fire in 1955. In 2005 it was restored and converted to private flats.[5]

Further reading[edit]

Sheasby, Alan (1990) Skylark Fields: A Forties Childhood Exeter, Devon: Wheaton Publishers Ltd/Warwickshire Books, ISBN 1-871942-04-7 (Includes a map of Caldecote and surrounding district)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 26 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Caldecote Hall Estate". 
  3. ^ Edward Wedlake Brayley; John Britton (1814). The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical, Historical, and Descriptive, of Each County. xv. T. Maiden. p. 315. 
  4. ^ Nikolaus Pevsner; Alexandra Wedgwood (1 March 1981). Warwickshire. Yale University Press. p. 223. ISBN 0-300-09679-8. 
  5. ^ "Economies of scale". Country Life. 

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