St Nicholas Church
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Mavesyn Ridware is a small village and civil parish in Lichfield District, Staffordshire, England. The parish also includes the villages of Hill Ridware, Rake End, Pipe Ridware and Blithbury, all of which lie between the River Trent and a small tributary, the River Blithe. Adjacent to the east is the parish of Hamstall Ridware; to the south is the much larger village of Armitage.
Mavesyn Ridware contains two notable buildings: the parish church dedicated to St Nicholas and the Gatehouse of the former ancient Manor House. "Mavesyn" is derived from the French Malvoisin which was the name of the Norman family who acquired the local estate following the Norman conquest of 1066. The Church contains many monuments to members of this family and to their successors the Cawardens and the Chadwicks. The gatehouse is timber framed with a later brick and stone skin. Dendrochronology on the timber indicates that the building was erected in 1391/2.
- Henry Fourdrinier, (1766-1854), paper manufacturer and inventor, spent his last years at the Old Rectory.
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