Great Alne, Warwickshire, B49 6HH

Great Alne, Warwickshire, B49 6HH

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Great Alne is a small village in Warwickshire, England, 7 miles (11 km) north-west of Stratford-upon-Avon, 3 miles (4.8 km) north-east of Alcester, and 15 miles (24 km) from Warwick, on the road to Wootton Wawen. It takes its name from the River Alne and was first chronicled in the charter of King Ethelbald (723–737)

Land at Alne was given by Coenwulf, King of the Mercians, about 809, to his newly founded abbey of Winchcombe in Gloucestershire. The Domesday Book records ” in Ferncombe Hundred, Winchcombe Abbey holds 6 hides in (Great) Alne. Land for 6 ploughs. In lordship 1 plough; 3 slaves. 11 villagers with 4 smallholders have 5 ploughs. A mill at 5s; woodland 1/2 league long with 4 furlongs wide. The value was £3; now £4.” It remained in the hands of the monastery until the dissolution when it passed to the crown who leased it to the Throckmortons of Coughton until 1 December 1599 when Queen Elizabeth I sold it to Edward Stone of the city of Westminster and Thomas Gainsford of the city of London.

Date of visit: 2nd January 2020

Location Information

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Location – UK Postcode B49 6HH
Location – OS Grid Ref: 411322 – 259265
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.231471, -1.835646
Location – Northing / Westing 52°13’53.3″N 1°50’08.3″W