Stretton-under-Fosse

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Stretton-under-Fosse
Stretton-under-Fosse is located in Warwickshire
Stretton-under-Fosse
Stretton-under-Fosse
Location within Warwickshire
Population234 (2011)
OS grid referenceSP451813
Civil parish
  • Stretton-under-Fosse
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRUGBY
Postcode districtCV23
Dialling code01788
PoliceWarwickshire
FireWarwickshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire
52°25′40″N 1°20′17″W / 52.42783°N 1.33815°W / 52.42783; -1.33815Coordinates: 52°25′40″N 1°20′17″W / 52.42783°N 1.33815°W / 52.42783; -1.33815

Stretton-under-Fosse is a village and civil parish in the English county of Warwickshire. In 2001 its population was recorded as 185, increasing to 234 at the 2011 Census.[1]

The village contains a number of old cottages along its main street. Just outside Stretton is an old manor house, Newbold Revel, which was purchased in 1911; by RNID Founder, Benefactor and 1st President, Mr Leo Bernard William Bonn, of Bonn House, 22, Upper Brook Street, Mayfair, London. In honour of whom, the RNID Royal Patron, HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, unveiled a memorial plaque (9 June 1998) subsequently holding a reception at Buckingham Palace in honour of Mr Leo Bonn (10 June 2011). Newbold Revel was later donated by the Bonn's to be a military hospital, during the First World War, where many brave local people recuperated from their war wounds; and on the death of Mr Leo Bernard William Bonn, in 1929; he was buried at the Monks Kirby Churchyard; being afterwards succeeded by his only son and heir, the decorated War Hero, Major Walter Basil Louis Bonn, DSO, MC, MA (Oxon.) FRSA, FZSL, Welsh Guards, Freeman of the City of London. Major Walter Bonn generously donated the Village Hall to the people of the village, in 1931. His two sons, Jurat of the Royal Court, Lt. Michael Walter Bonn, Kt. Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Welsh Guards (1927-2008); and his brother, Major Christopher Leslie Leo Bonn, GCEM, ADC, Welsh Guards, Adjutant of Eton College (1928-2008) were brought up, at Newbold Revel, before later studying at Eton College. Major Walter Bonn sold Newbold Revel to the Seven Day Adventists Church (1932); and he afterwards purchased, and later resided at Marsden Manor. Newbold Revel is currently used as a training college for prison officers. Nearby is the Oxford Canal and a canal arm leading to Stretton Wharf.

Stretton means "settlement on a Roman road" (from the Old English stræt and tun). In this case the road is Fosse Way.

Historic buildings[edit]

There are 13 buildings listed by Historic England.[2] These include several houses in Main Street, a cast iron canal bridge[3] and the early Victorian church of St. Peter.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Search Results for 'Stretton-under-Fosse". Historic England. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  3. ^ "OXFORD CANAL, MORGANS BRIDGE". Historic England. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  4. ^ "CHURCH OF ST PETER". Historic England. Retrieved 17 November 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Stretton under Fosse at Wikimedia Commons

*http://www.rnid.org.uk Leo Bernard William Bonn, of Newbold Revel: Founder, Benefactor and 1st President of the original charity]

*[www.crickladestmary.org.uk Leo Bernard William Bonn, of New Bold Revel, and Major Walter Basil Louis Bonn, DSO, MC, MA (Oxon.) FRSA, FZSL]

*[www.rugby.gov.uk Stretton Parish Plan, Rugby Borough Council Major Walter Basil Louis Bonn, DSO, MC, MA (Oxon.) FRSA, FZSL, generously donate the Village Hall to the people of Streeton-under-Fosse (1931 endowment)]

*Article: The Times, the Court Circular & Social Page (25 October 1924) the Wedding at the Brompton Oratory of Major Walter Basil Louis Bonn, DSO, MC, MA (Oxon.) FRSA, FZSL, Welsh Guards; to Leopoldina Theodora Davidson of Inchmarlo, JP (Wiltshire) daughter of Colonel William Leslie Davidson of Inchmarlo, CB, QM (4 clasps) JP (Kincardine) ADC, RA, Gentleman Usher to HM King George V; and ADC to the Viceroy of India; and latterly ADC to HM's Governor of Gibraltar; and of Lady Theodora Keppel of Hampton Court Palace, DJStJ; daughter of the Rt. Hon. Lt. Col. Sir William Coutts Keppel, Baron Ashford, Viscount Bury, Earl of Albemarle, KCMG, MP, PC, ADC, Treasurer of HM Queen Victoria's Household]

*A Plaque to Leo Bernard William Bonn, Esq, Founder, Benefactor, and 1st President of what is now the RNID, was unveiled (9 June 1998) by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; at Bonn House, 22 Upper Brook Street, Mayfair, London