Fillongley

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Fillongley
Fillongley 1a07.JPG
The B4098 road
Fillongley is located in Warwickshire
Fillongley
Fillongley
Location within Warwickshire
Population1,484 (2011)
OS grid referenceSP279872
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCoventry
Postcode districtCV7
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
WebsiteFillongley Community Website
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire
52°28′55″N 1°35′17″W / 52.482°N 1.588°W / 52.482; -1.588Coordinates: 52°28′55″N 1°35′17″W / 52.482°N 1.588°W / 52.482; -1.588

Fillongley is a village in the North Warwickshire district of the county of Warwickshire in England. The population of the civil parish taken at the 2011 census was 1,484.[1]

The village is centred on the crossroads of the B4102 (which connects Solihull and Nuneaton) and the B4098 (connecting Coventry and Tamworth).

In medieval times there were two castles. These might not have existed at the same time and neither survived into the 16th century. The earliest was a ring earthwork of King Stephen's time. The second was probably a fortified manor house, held by the de Hastings family. Henry de Hastings was Constable of Kenilworth Castle in 1265-1266 during Simon de Montford's conflict with King Henry III and Edward I of England. The manor house was still standing during the reign of Edward III but unoccupied by the de Hastings. It later passed to the Beauchamp Earls of Warwick.

The Church of St Mary and All Saints[edit]

The parish church of St Mary and All Saints dates from the 12th century but the tower was a later addition. Inside are examples of 14th-century stained glass. Among the graves is that of Isaac Pearson, the uncle of the Victorian novelist George Eliot, who lived in Arbury nearby.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 28 December 2015.

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