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Austrey, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Austrey, a village and a parish picturesquely situated under the watershed that separates Leicestershire from Warwickshire on the E, 4 miles NE of Polesworth station on the L. & N.W.R., 6½ E by N of Tamworth, and 6 N of Atherstone, under which it has a post office; telegraph office, Twycross, 4 miles distant; money order office, Newton Regis. Acreage, 2125; population, 306. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £209. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was built in 1244, and is in the Early English and Decorated styles. It has a tower with a lofty spire, and contains a handsome carved oak reredos. There is a Baptist chapel, a manor house, and an ancient farmhouse of Jacobean date. The ancient name was " Al-destrie," or village near the Alder-meadows.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWarwickshire 
Ecclesiastical parishAustrey St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionTamworth 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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