Charlecote

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Charlecote
Charlecote Park gatehouse.jpg
Charlecote Park gatehouse
Charlecote is located in Warwickshire
Charlecote
Charlecote
Location within Warwickshire
Area8.3448 km2 (3.2219 sq mi)
Population194 (2011 census)
• Density23/km2 (60/sq mi)
OS grid referenceSP265568
Civil parish
  • Charlecote
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWARWICK
Postcode districtCV35
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire
52°12′31″N 1°36′51″W / 52.208606°N 1.614218°W / 52.208606; -1.614218Coordinates: 52°12′31″N 1°36′51″W / 52.208606°N 1.614218°W / 52.208606; -1.614218

Charlecote is a village and civil parish 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Warwick,[1] on the River Avon,[2] in the Stratford-on-Avon district, in the county of Warwickshire, England. In 2011 the parish had a population of 194.[3] The parish touches Wasperton, Newbold Pacey, Wellesbourne and Walton, Stratford-upon-Avon, Loxley and Hampton Lucy.[4] Most of the village is a conservation area.[5] The soil is rich loam and lies on gravel and sand.[6]

Features[edit]

There are 39 listed buildings in Charlecote.[7] Charlecote has a village hall,[8] a 16th-century park called Charlecote Park[9] and a church called St Leonard's Church which was entirely rebuilt in 1851.[10] There are earthworks of a deserted medieval village called "Charlecote" in Charlecote Park.[11] There was also possibly another deserted medieval village in the parish called Hunscote.[12] The site of Thelsford Priory is in the parish.[13]

History[edit]

The name "Charlecote" means 'Free peasants' cottage(s)'.[14] Charlecote was recorded in the Domesday Book as Cerlecote.[15] On the 25th of March 1886 a part of Wellesbourne Mountford parish was transferred to the parish.[16] "Charle Cot" is an alternative name from historical writing for "Charlecote", "Charlcote" is an alternative name for the parish unit.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Distance from Charlecote [52.208606, -1.614218]". GENUKI. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  2. ^ "History of Charlecote, in Stratford on Avon and Warwickshire". A Vision of Britain through Time. Archived from the original on 23 May 2019. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  3. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Charlecote Parish (E04009721)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Charlecote". Ordnance Survey. Archived from the original on 4 June 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Charlecote Village Design Statement". Stratford-on-Avon District Council. Archived from the original on 24 May 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Parishes: Charlecote". British History Online. Archived from the original on 23 May 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Listed Buildings in Charlecote, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  8. ^ "How to find us". Charlecote Village Hall. Archived from the original on 24 May 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  9. ^ Historic England. "Charlecote Park (333063)". PastScape. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  10. ^ Historic England. "St Leonards Church (333099)". PastScape. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  11. ^ Historic England. "Charlecote (333060)". PastScape. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  12. ^ Historic England. "Hunscote (333193)". PastScape. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  13. ^ Historic England. "Thelsford Priory (333111)". PastScape. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Charlecote Key to English Place-names". The University of Nottingham. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Warwickshire A-F". The Domesday Book Online. Archived from the original on 15 April 2019. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  16. ^ "Relationships and Changes Charlecote CP/Ch/AP through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. Archived from the original on 23 May 2019. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  17. ^ "Place names". A Vision of Britain through Time. Archived from the original on 23 May 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2019.