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St. Matthew's Church, Shuttington
Saint Matthew parish church
Shuttington is located in Warwickshire
Shuttington shown within Warwickshire
Population 536 (2011)
Civil parish
  • Shuttington
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TAMWORTH
Postcode district B79
Dialling code 01827
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°38′38″N 1°37′19″W / 52.644°N 1.622°W / 52.644; -1.622Coordinates: 52°38′38″N 1°37′19″W / 52.644°N 1.622°W / 52.644; -1.622

Shuttington is a village and civil parish in North Warwickshire, England, situated north-east of Tamworth, Staffordshire.[1] In the 2001 census, the parish, which also includes Alvecote, had a population of 563,[2] decreasing to 536 at the 2011 census.[3]

The River Anker flows through the parish, with Shuttington north-east of the river, and Alvecote south of it. The West Coast Main Line passes through Alvecote, with the Coventry Canal parallel to it and a marina south of the canal.

Most of the parish is rural, including the village of Shuttington, although there was colliery alongside the railway at Alvecote. A series of pools situated along the river, on the boundary with Tamworth, were created as a result of subsidence caused by mining in the area. The pools, which attract a wide variety of bird species, have been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.[4]

The parish church of St. Matthew, situated on the edge of Shuttington village, is a small building, with a nave dating from the 12th century.[5]

The Wolferstan Arms pub is on Main Road in the village.[6] There is also the Samuel Barlow pub, situated on the canal at Alvecote.

Local government[edit]

Shuttington is in the district of North Warwickshire, and is part of the Newton Regis and Warton ward. The ward, which also contains Alvecote, Austrey, Newton Regis, No Man's Heath, Seckington and Warton, has a population of 3,625 and is represented by two councillors.[7][8]

Shuttington had formerly been in Tamworth Rural District, which was created in 1894, until the district was abolished in 1965. The parish was transferred to Atherstone Rural District, which became part of North Warwickshire in the 1974 reorganisation of local government.[9]



  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 232 : Nuneaton & Tamworth: (1:25 000) :ISBN 0 319 46404 0
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Shuttington CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 
  3. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 22 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Alvecote Pools" (PDF). English Nature. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 
  5. ^ "'Parishes: Shuttington', A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 4: Hemlingford Hundred". British History Online. University of London & History of Parliament Trust. 1947. pp. 212–214. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 
  6. ^ "Wolferstan Arms". Marston's Inns and Taverns. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 
  7. ^ "2001 Census: Census Area Statistics: Population (UV01): Area: Newton Regis and Warton (Ward)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 
  8. ^ "Councillors by Ward: Newton Regis and Warton". North Warwickshire Borough Council. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  9. ^ "Shuttington AP/CP Warwickshire through time: Administrative history of Parish-level Unit: hierarchies, boundaries". A Vision of Britain through Time. University of Portsmouth & others. 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Shuttington at Wikimedia Commons