Earlswood, Warwickshire

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Earlswood is a small village in Warwickshire, England in the Tanworth-in-Arden Civil parish of the Stratford-on-Avon District. However, the northernmost part of the village lies within Tidbury Green parish in the Solihull Metropolitan District of the West Midlands. The village's postal code,B94, is in the Birmingham postcode area. It is in the ecclesiastical parish (Church of England) of St Patrick, Salter Street.[1]

The village is surrounded by farmland and forests and it gives its name to Earlswood Lakes (entirely within Warwickshire) as well as to Earlswood railway station (on the border with West Midlands), even though The Lakes railway station is located closer to the main part of the village.

Amenities[edit]

The Earlswood Lakes are close to the centre of the village. They are numerous footpaths for walking around the lakes and in the adjacent forest. It is possible to fish in some of the lakes and there is a sailing club.[2]

The village has good amenities including a convenience store, village hall[3] (also the home of the village museum.[4]), garage and petrol station.[5]

Earlswood is in the ecclesiastical parish (Church of England) of St Patrick, Salter Street.[1]

Transport[edit]

Earlswood has good transport links. The M42 motorway (Junctions 3 and 4 ) is a few minutes away and The Lakes railway station, in Malthouse Lane, has hourly services to Birmingham and Stratford-on-Avon. There is a limited bus service from the village to Solihull and Redditch, operated by Coventry Minibuses.[6]


History[edit]

A brick church dedicated to St. Patrick was built at Salter Street in 1840 and the area formed into an ecclesiastical parish in 1843. A tower with five bells was added in 1860 by Thomas Burman in memory of his father; and in 1899 the body of the church was rebuilt. The living, now known as Earlswood, is a vicarage in the gift of the vicar of Tanworth.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Welcome - St Patrick, Salter Street". www.stpatricksearlswood.org.uk. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Earlswood Lakes Sailing Club Sailing and Sail Training in South Birmingham". www.earlswoodsc.co.uk. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Earlswood Village Hall". Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Earlswood Village Museum". Earlswood Village Museum. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Home - ACO Motors". Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Coventry Minibuses – bustimes.org". bustimes.org. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Parishes: Tanworth | British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. Retrieved 23 November 2020.

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Coordinates: 52°21′50″N 1°50′06″W / 52.364°N 1.835°W / 52.364; -1.835