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<alvecote>The parish of Shuttington and Alvecote situated in North Warwickshire has a population of approximately 570 residents. It is a long narrow parish 3 miles from north to south with an average width of between ¾ and ½ mile. It lies west of Polesworth and Seckington and south of the Staffordshire border. The church of St Matthews and village of Shuttington stand centrally on the highest ground at about 280 ft. From here the land falls away sharply westwards towards the village of Alvecote, Alvecote Pools and the River Anker. The bridge at this point was known in 1650 as Black Bridge.

There was a mill in Alvecote in 1086, and in 1221 Robert de Bramcote complained that the Prior of Alvecote had drowned his land by raising the mill pool. The mill is mentioned in 1291 as worth 14s.

South of the mill, and now separated from it by the West Coast Main Line and the Coventry Canal, is the site of Alvecote Priory. Very little of it survives, and there is no trace of the original building. There was an 18th century house on the site and in its south wall was a 14th-century doorway with moulded jambs and pointed head which probably came from the original Priory. This is all that remains to be seen today.

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Site last updated 11th April 2012

 

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE - SHUTTINGTON & ALVECOTE VILLAGE HALL!!! New Easter Egg-stravaganza photos are there.

 

 

 


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This website is provided by Shuttington & Alvecote Parish Council. If you need any information or wish to have an article posted on this website please contact Anita Allsopp or any Parish Councillor or email: enquiries@shuttington-alvecote.co.uk

 
     
   
 

Our Village Hall needs you! Keep an eye on the Notice Boards for forthcoming events or come joing us at the Parish Hall Committee or Entertainments Committee.

We have Zumba & Boxercise Classes at the village hall! See Parish Hall for details!!!!

The Village Voice can be contacted on 01827 899834

New Facebook Page for Shuttington & Alvecote Village Hall!!

We would welcome any feedback on things you want to tell the parish about, stories, photographs of the villages etc!!!

Do you know anything about Alvecote Priory during the late Victorian era? We would really like to hear from you!

Please ring 01827 899510 for further details

 
     
   
 

The Parish Council Open Meeting - All Welcome!!!!
Monday April 16th, Shuttington & Alvecote Parish Hall. Start 7.30pm

Agenda and Minutes of previous meeting can be found on the Parish Council page of this website shortly.


 
     
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