Stretton-under-Fosse

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Stretton-under-Fosse
Stretton-under-Fosse is located in Warwickshire
Stretton-under-Fosse
Stretton-under-Fosse
Stretton-under-Fosse shown 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
EU ParliamentWest 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 is now used as a training college for prison officers. Nearby is the Oxford Canal and a canal arm leading to Stretton Wharf.

Confusingly, another village in Warwickshire, Stretton-on-Fosse, has a very similar name. The latter is located at the other end of the county.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 1 January 2016.

External links[edit]

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