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Combe Fields  Warwickshire

 

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

COMBE-FIELDS, or Combe-Abbey, a quondam extra-parochial tract, now a parish, in Rugby district, Warwick; near the Oxford canal and the Fosse way, 3½ miles WSW of Stretton r. station, and 5 E of Coventry. Post town, Brinklow, under Coventry. Acres, 4, 210. Real property, £6, 167. Pop., 177. ...


Houses, 37. A Cistertian abbey was founded here in 1150, by Richard de Camville; was given, at the dissolution, to the Earl of Warwick; and passed to Robert Kelway, Lord Harrington, and to the ancestor of the Earl of Craven. Combe-Abbey mansion, the Earl of Craven s seat, was built on the abbey-ruins by Lord Harrington; has undergone changes and extensions; retains parts of the ancient cloisters, in Norman architecture; exhibits mainly Tudor features; includes a front, said to be after a design by Inigo Jones; stands in a park of about 500 acres; and Contains a rich collection of pictures.

Combe Fields through time

Combe Fields is now part of Rugby district. Click here for graphs and data of how Rugby has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Combe Fields itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Combe Fields, in Rugby and Warwickshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/8838

Date accessed: 22nd September 2017


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