Cosford, Warwickshire

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Main Street, Cosford.

Cosford is a small hamlet and civil parish in the Rugby borough of Warwickshire, England. it is located 2,1/2 miles north of Rugby, just west of the River Swift, a tributary of the River Avon, and slightly south of the M6 Motorway.[1][2] It has been a civil parish since 1866.[3] It was formerly part of the parish of Newbold-on-Avon.[2]

Cosford is a shrunken medieval village and earthworks are still visible of the former buildings, which have been listed as a scheduled monument since 1970. The village was not mentioned specifically in the Domesday Book. A chapel is believed to have existed in the village, but its exact location is not known.[4] The still existing hamlet of Cosford consists of a single street with a few houses and farmsteads around Cosford Hall Farm.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cosford Warwickshire". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Parishes: Newbold-on-Avon". British History Online. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Administrative unit Cosford Hmlt/CP". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Shrunken village (1002988)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  5. ^ "COSFORD SHRUNKEN MEDIEVAL SETTLEMENT". Our Warwickshire. Retrieved 16 March 2018.

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Coordinates: 52°24′29″N 1°15′54″W / 52.408°N 1.265°W / 52.408; -1.265