Cestersover

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Cestersover
Cestersover is located in Warwickshire
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52°26′06″N 1°15′36″W / 52.435°N 1.260°W / 52.435; -1.260Coordinates: 52°26′06″N 1°15′36″W / 52.435°N 1.260°W / 52.435; -1.260

Cestersover is a deserted village in Warwickshire, England, now in the civil parish of Pailton.

History[edit]

It was a hamlet of Monks Kirby and was site of a watermill, a sizeable village and a chapel. The manor of Cestersover was held by the Waver (or Wara) family from at least the Norman Conquest; and the name of the village derives from Thester Wara (meaning "the Eastern" Wara).

The village was abandoned around 1467 when Henry Waver, who had made his fortune as a London draper (and was appointed a Sheriff of London) was granted permission to rebuild the ancient manor with turrets and crenelations and to enclose 500 acres of land.[1]

Current state[edit]

Today, remains of a moat and parts of the old manor are visible.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ William Dugdale. "The Antiquities of Warwickshire (1656), p.60". Retrieved 3 January 2011.
  2. ^ "'The hundred of Knightlow', A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 6: Knightlow hundred (1951)". British History Online. Retrieved 3 January 2011.