Tredington, Warwickshire

Tredington
Tredington, Warwickshire, St Gregory.jpg
St Gregory's parish church
seen from the southeast
Tredington is located in Warwickshire
Tredington
Tredington
Location within Warwickshire
Population 1,422 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference SP211435
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Shipston-on-Stour
Postcode district CV36
Dialling code 01608
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
UK Parliament
Website Tredington Parish Council
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire
52°05′24″N 1°41′35″W / 52.090°N 1.693°W / 52.090; -1.693Coordinates: 52°05′24″N 1°41′35″W / 52.090°N 1.693°W / 52.090; -1.693

Tredington is a village and civil parish on the River Stour in Warwickshire, England. The village is 2 miles (3 km) north of Shipston-on-Stour. The civil parish includes the village of Newbold on Stour and hamlets of Armscote, Blackwell and Darlingscott. The 2011 Census recorded the parish population as 1,422.[1]

Tredington civil parish was part of Worcestershire until 1931.[citation needed]

The River Stour runs through Tredington, and it was here that Geoff Crabtree caught the second largest pike ever to have been netted in the UK, weighing in at 45 lb 7oz (20.6 kg), as reported in the July 2007 edition of Angler's Mail.

History

Parish church

The oldest parts of the Church of England parish church of St Gregory are Anglo-Danish, built around AD 1000. The building has subsequent phases of work from the 12th, 14th, 15th and 17th or 18th centuries. The building was restored in the 19th century. The west tower is 14th-century and has a tall spire.[2] The church is a Grade I listed building.[3]

The west tower has a ring of six bells. George Purdue of Taunton, Somerset cast the third, fourth and tenor bells in 1622. Robert Atton of Buckingham cast the fifth bell in 1624. Matthew I Bagley of Chacombe, Northamptonshire cast the treble bell in 1683. G Mears and Company of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London cast the second bell in 1858.[4]

Quaker arrest

In the years after the Restoration, Nonconformist religious groups were suppressed, including Quakers. Quaker leader George Fox was arrested on a visit to Tredington in 1673.[5]

Amenities

Tredington had an 18th-century pub, the White Lion.[6][7] (Closed 2019)

Newbold and Tredington primary school is in Tredington.[8]

Tredington no longer has a village shop or filling station.[citation needed]

Tredington previously had a Little Chef restaurant, until this was taken over by Channings Diner (circa 1997).

References

  1. ^ "Area: Tredington (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  2. ^ Pevsner & Wedgwood 1966, p. 434.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Gregory  (Grade I) (1024028)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  4. ^ Chester, Mike (5 June 2017). "Tredington S Gregory". Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers. Central Council for Church Bell Ringers. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  5. ^ Lloyd 1993, p. 93.
  6. ^ Historic England. "White Lion Inn  (Grade II) (1024057)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  7. ^ Individual Pubs Limited
  8. ^ Newbold and Tredington Primary School

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