A 1961 1 inch = 1 mile series map. It covers the Hinckley-Nuneaton-Atherstone--Wovley region. Hartshill quarry is attached to a railway and in full swing. The coal mines near Griff Lodge Farm and Ansely Hall are in early decline. The mines are now shut and the quarry is (as far as I know) a rubbish-tip. Note the even by then removed railway by Higham Grange and Higham on the Hill.
The village is situated 3 miles northwest of Nuneaton town centre but is often considered as a suburb of the town despite being in the North Warwickshire borough.
In the 2001 census, the civil parish of Hartshill had a population of 3,611, decreasing to 3,596 at the 2011 Census.
Hartshill is notable because of the writer Michael Drayton who knew William Shakespeare. Drayton was born at Chapel Cottage in Hartshill Green in 1563. A school in Hartshill bears his name, called Michael Drayton Junior School. Other schools in the village include Hartshill School.