Combe Fields

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Combe Fields
Coombe Abbey Hotel, Binley, 2004 - geograph.org.uk - 507147.jpg
Coombe Abbey Hotel
Combe Fields is located in Warwickshire
Combe Fields
Combe Fields
Location within Warwickshire
Population126 (2011)
Civil parish
  • Combe Fields
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire
Coordinates: 52°25′N 1°24′W / 52.42°N 1.40°W / 52.42; -1.40

Combe Fields is a civil parish in the Rugby district, in the county of Warwickshire, England. The parish has no village, but contains Coombe Abbey, after which it is named, and a few isolated houses. In the 2001 census the parish had a population of 114 increasing to 126 at the 2011 census.[1]

At the time of the Domesday Book the parish was called Smite,[2] which contained two settlements of Upper and Lower Smite; these were both deserted in the 13th century when Monks from Coombe Abbey enclosed them to create sheep pastures. The old parish name is retained in Smite Brook, Smeeton Lane and Smite Hill.[3][4][5] The remains of the medieval church of St Peter of Lower Smite was converted into a house called Peter Hall in the 16th century.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Parishes: Combe Fields". British History Online. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  3. ^ "LOWER SMITE DESERTED MEDIEVAL VILLAGE". Our Warwickshire. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  4. ^ "UPPER SMITE DESERTED MEDIEVAL SETTLEMENT". Our Warwickshire. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Coombe Abbey". Historic England. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  6. ^ "CHURCH OF ST PETER, SMITE (PETER HALL), COMBE FIELDS". Our Warwickshire. Retrieved 2 September 2020.