Haselor

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Haselor
Haselor is located in Warwickshire
Haselor
Haselor
Location within Warwickshire
Population220 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSP122579
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAlcester
Postcode districtB49
Dialling code01789
PoliceWarwickshire
FireWarwickshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire
52°13′10″N 1°49′20″W / 52.21957°N 1.82209°W / 52.21957; -1.82209Coordinates: 52°13′10″N 1°49′20″W / 52.21957°N 1.82209°W / 52.21957; -1.82209

Haselor is a village in Warwickshire. It is by the River Alne, about one mile east of Alcester just off the A46 main road to Stratford-upon-Avon. The parish church is remote from the present houses, the old village having been demolished after a plague epidemic. The village has a primary school that is a part of the Tudor grange trust ranging from nursery to Year 6.

History[edit]

The present day Haselor church parish was formed from the amalgamation of the parishes of Upton and Haselor. Both these have ancient manors dating back to the Domesday Book. The longest tenure of Haselor manor was by St Mary's College, Warwick, from 1395 to about 1530.[2]

A selection of early photographs of Haselor, Upton, and also the neighbouring village of Walcote, is available on the website Haselor & Walcote Local History from Walcote Farm. This has other local history information, including a list of the farms in Haselor Parish in 1767.

Parish Church[edit]

St Mary and All Saints Church is located on a hill and accessed by two footpaths, each of about a quarter-mile, on opposite sides.

One of the longest serving Vicars was Rev. John Heath Sykes. In March 1914 many parishioners subscribed towards a Bible and a sun-dial as a memorial of his work as Vicar.[3]

War Memorial[edit]

The clock on the church tower was paid for by public subscription as a war memorial in thanksgiving for the end of World War 1. Tablets inside the porch form one public record of those who died in the two world wars. Additional Rolls of Honour, of which one was found more recently folded inside a bible[4] are on display inside the church.

School[edit]

The village has a foundation school, taking children aged 4 to 11. In 2003, 11 pupils were assessed at Key Stages 1 and 2, with the school being ranked 16 out of 151 in Warwickshire LEA.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  2. ^ Haselor Parish page on Alcester Minster Churches web site
  3. ^ Subscription list displayed inside the church
  4. ^ conversation with a Church Warden
  5. ^ Report on BBC News web site

External links[edit]

Additional photos[edit]

These photos are included for reference value.