Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for ALVESTON

ALVESTON, a village and a parish in Stratford on Avon district, Warwick. The village stands near the Avon, under Welcombe hills, amid charming environs, 2¼ miles ENE of Stratford-on-Avon r. station; was pronounced by Dr. Parry the Montpelier of England; and has a post office under Stratford-on-Avon. The parish contains also the pleasant village of Tiddington. Acres, 4,300. Real property, £8,531. Pop., 844. Houses, 191. The property is much subdivided. A chief residence is Alveston House. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £220. Patron, the Rector of Hampton-Lucy. The church contains some fine tombs of the Lucys, and is very good. Charities, £46.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Alveston Ch/CP/AP       Stratford on Avon RegD/PLU       Warwickshire AncC
Place: Alveston

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