Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

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The bridge over the River Sowe in Stoneleigh
Stoneleigh is located in Warwickshire
 Stoneleigh shown within Warwickshire
OS grid reference SP330727
District Warwick
Shire county Warwickshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
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Coordinates: 52°21′05″N 1°30′53″W / 52.351436°N 1.514719°W / 52.351436; -1.514719

The Church of the Virgin Mary in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

Stoneleigh is a small village in Warwickshire, England on the River Sowe, about 5 miles (8 km) south of Coventry and 5 miles (8 km) north of Leamington Spa. The village is situated about 600 yards (549 m) northeast of the confluence of the River Sowe and the River Avon.

Stoneleigh does not have a public house. All three were closed by Lord Leigh over 100 years ago, after his daughter was laughed at by drunks when she was going to church on a tricycle.[citation needed]

It does, however, have a social club which meets in the evenings on Vicarage Road.

Stoneleigh village has a church called the Church of the Virgin Mary.

Stoneleigh Abbey[edit]

Main article: Stoneleigh Abbey

Stoneleigh Abbey is to the southwest of the village of Stoneleigh. In 1154, it was founded by the Cistercians. From 1561 to 1990, it was the home of the Leigh family. In 1996, Lord John Piers Leigh transferred the ownership of Stoneleigh Abbey and its 690-acre (279 ha) grounds to a charitable trust. Between 1996 and 2000, it was extensively renovated with the help of grants, including a large grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Also situated within the grounds of the Abbey are two exclusive, prestigious and sought after selections of homes built by Charles Church in 2002, named Grovehurst Park and The Cunnery. There are also a row of old workers cottages, Rectory Cottages, which were subject to a total renovation in the same year.

Stoneleigh Park[edit]

Main article: Stoneleigh Park

Stoneleigh Park (previously known as the National Agricultural Centre) is to the southwest of the village. Stoneleigh Park is an exhibition and conference centre which used to host, amongst many other annual events, the Royal Show, a huge national agricultural event and the Town and Country Festival. From 1991-2001 it hosted the Christian event "Stoneleigh Bible Week", hosted by Newfrontiers, in which up to 30,000 Christians from all over the world gathered for worship and teaching over a fortnight period with alternating weeks.

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