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St Peter's Church, Dorsington
Dorsington is located in Warwickshire
Location within Warwickshire
Population150 (2011)
Civil parish
  • Dorsington
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townStratford-upon-Avon
Postcode districtCV37
Dialling code01789
UK Parliament
List of places
Coordinates: 52°8′44″N 1°48′31″W / 52.14556°N 1.80861°W / 52.14556; -1.80861

Dorsington is a village and civil parish in the Stratford-on-Avon district, in the county of Warwickshire, England. Dorsington was in Gloucestershire until 1931, when it was transferred to Warwickshire.[1] It is located 2¾ miles west of Milcote railway station.[2] The place-name 'Dorsington' is first attested in an Anglo-Saxon charter of 710, where it appears as Dorsintone. It is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Dorsintune. The name means 'the town or settlement of Deorsige's people'.[3] In the 2001 census, it had a population of 138 (64 males; 74 females; living in 49 houses).[4] By the 2011 Census, the population had increased to 150.[5] The parish church of St Peter's is a Grade II* listed building built in 1764–1768.[6] Dorsington was the original centre of the Heart of England Forest, begun by the businessman and philanthropist Felix Dennis.


  1. ^ GENUKI. "Genuki: Dorsington, Gloucestershire". Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  2. ^ "History of Dorsington, in Stratford on Avon and Gloucestershire | Map and description". Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  3. ^ Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.148.
  4. ^ "Local statistics - Office for National Statistics". Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Church of St Peter, Dorsington, Warwickshire". Retrieved 12 August 2018.

External links[edit]


Jonathan., Reinarz, (1996). A History of Dorsington. Lane, Joan. London: Noctua. ISBN 0-952-83850-8