Charlecote  Warwickshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Charlecote like this:

CHARLCOTE, a village and a parish in Stratford-on-Avon district, Warwick. The village stands on the river Avon, 3¾ miles W of the Fosse way, and 4½ ENE of Stratford-on-Avon r. station. The parish includes also the hamlets of Thelsford and Hunscote; and its Post Town is Hampton-Lucy, under Warwick. ...

Acres, 2,190. Real property, £4,025. Pop., 245. Houses, 54. The manor, with all the property, belongs to Henry Lucy, Esq. The Lucys have been in possession since the time of Richard I. The manor-house, Charlcote House, was built in 1558, by Sir Thomas Lucy, believed to be the Justice Shallow of Shakspeare. It forms three sides of a quadrangle; shows all the characteristics of the Tudor architecture; has been altered and renovated in strict keeping with its original character; has a gatehouse with an oriel window, flanked by octagon towers, and stands in an extensive well-wooded park. The great hall is believed to have been the scene of Shakpeare's examination, consequent on his deer stealing exploit; and retains many of the features which it originally possessed. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £183. Patron, Henry Lucy, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1853, in the decorated style of the 14th century; and the Lucy chapel, separated from the chancel by a richly carved oaken screen, contains the monument of Sir Thomas Lucy and his lady by Bernini, and two other interesting monuments. Charities, £10.

Charlecote through time

Charlecote is now part of Stratford on Avon district. Click here for graphs and data of how Stratford on Avon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Charlecote itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Charlecote, in Stratford on Avon and Warwickshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd February 2019

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