Cherington, Warwickshire

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Cherington
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Molly's Lodge
Cherington is located in Warwickshire
Cherington
Cherington
Location within Warwickshire
Population214 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSP2936
Civil parish
  • Cherington
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townShipston-on-Stour
Postcode districtCV36
Dialling code01608
PoliceWarwickshire
FireWarwickshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
WebsiteCherington, Stourton & Sutton-under-Brailes
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire
52°02′N 1°35′W / 52.03°N 1.58°W / 52.03; -1.58Coordinates: 52°02′N 1°35′W / 52.03°N 1.58°W / 52.03; -1.58

Cherington is a village and civil parish beside the River Stour about 3 miles (5 km) southeast of Shipston-on-Stour. Cherington is contiguous with the village of Stourton.

History[edit]

St John the Baptist's Church

The Church of England parish church of Saint John the Baptist has many 13th-century features, including the Early English Gothic east windows of the chancel and north aisle, one of the south windows of the nave, the arcade of two bays between the nave and north aisle and the lower stages of the bell tower.[2] At the east end of the north aisle, in a piercing in the wall between the aisle and nave,[2] is the effigy from about 1320 of a man in civilian clothes believed to be a Franklin.[3]

The upper stages of the tower are 15th-century, as are the Perpendicular Gothic clerestory and present roof of the nave.[2] A large window in the south wall of the nave is also Perpendicular Gothic. The chancel arch was probably built in about 1500[3] or the early part of the 16th century.[2] Two of the windows in the north wall of the north aisle and the battlements at the top of the bell tower are 18th-century additions.[2]

The church tower had three bells until 1842 when one was recast, two more were added to make a ring of five and all were rehung.[4] In 2006 Taylors Eayre and Smith recast one of the 1842 bells, cast another to increase the ring to six and rehung them all.[4]

Cherington House may be 17th-century.[3][5]

Cherington Mill is on the River Stour.[3]

Amenities[edit]

Cherington has a public house, the Cherington Arms, that belongs to the Hook Norton Brewery.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e Pevsner & Wedgwood 1966, p. 229
  3. ^ a b c d Salzman 1949, pp. 38–41
  4. ^ a b Chester, Mike. "Cherington All Saints". Church Bells of Warwickshire. Archived from the original on 3 December 2008.
  5. ^ Pevsner & Wedgwood 1966, p. 230.
  6. ^ Hook Norton Brewery (2013). "Cherington Arms in Cherington". Find a Hook Norton Pub. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2013.

Sources[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Cherington at Wikimedia Commons