Welford-on-Avon is a village of around 1,800 inhabitants situated some 4 miles (6 km) west-south-west of the town of Stratford-upon-Avon in the county of Warwickshire, England. The population was measured at 1,420 in the 2011 census.
Until 1931, Welford-on-Avon was in Gloucestershire (as part of the Rural District of Marston Sicca), when it was transferred to Stratford-on-Avon Rural District. Since 1974 it has been part of the District of Stratford-on-Avon.
Welford sits within a bend of the Avon, on the south bank of the river. The village maypole is one of the tallest in England (at 65 feet / 20 metres). It used to be wooden but was replaced by an aluminium pole after a lightning strike. There are three pubs and many Tudor half-timbered and thatched cottages, mostly close to the village church, which is in the oldest part of Welford.
Welford-on-Avon Primary School
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