Farnborough, Warwickshire

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Farnborough
Farnborough Warwickshire.jpg
St Botolph's Church
Farnborough is located in Warwickshire
Farnborough
Farnborough
Location within Warwickshire
Population265 (2011)
OS grid referenceSP433497
Civil parish
  • Farnborough
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBanbury
Postcode districtOX17
Dialling code01295
PoliceWarwickshire
FireWarwickshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire
52°08′38″N 1°22′07″W / 52.1439°N 1.3687°W / 52.1439; -1.3687Coordinates: 52°08′38″N 1°22′07″W / 52.1439°N 1.3687°W / 52.1439; -1.3687

Farnborough is a village and civil parish in the Stratford-on-Avon district of Warwickshire, England. It is located on the border with Oxfordshire, around 6 miles (10 km) north of Banbury. The population taken at the 2011 census was 265.[1]

The village has a church, St. Botolphs, a village hall and an eating house, The Kitchen. On the southern edge of the village is Farnborough Hall, a Grade I Listed building built by the Holbech family in the early 17th century and endowed to the National Trust in the 1960s. The interior of the Hall is most famous for its collection of Roman busts and paintings by Canaletto and Giovanni Paolo Panini collected during a Grand Tour by William Holbech junior in the early 18th century. The gardens and landscape were designed by the famous designer Sanderson Miller that include two temples along the manicured walk, known as The Terrace, with an 80 feet (24 m) tall obelisk [2] at the end.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  2. ^ Nicholson, Jean et al: The Obelisks of Warwickshire, page 19. Brewin Books, 2013

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