Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, CV35 9QR
Date of visit: 14th February 2020
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Wellesbourne is a large village in the civil parish of Wellesbourne and Walton, in the county of Warwickshire, in the West Midlands region of the UK. In the 2001 census the parish, which also includes the village of Walton, had a population of 5,691 (2008 est. 6,400). In 2011 the population was measured at 5,849. The civil parish was renamed from Wellesbourne to Wellesbourne and Walton in 1 April 2014.
The name was first recorded in 862 as Wallesburam. It was later referred to as Waleborne in the Domesday Book.
In May 1140 Wellesbourne was hit by a tornado – one of the earliest recorded in the British Isles. It damaged several buildings and killed a woman.
Wellesbourne was once two villages – Wellesbourne Mountford and Wellesbourne Hastings, the two villages being divided by the River Dene; the former lying to the south of the river, and the latter to the north. In 1947 the two parishes were merged, and are now considered to be a single village. For these historical reasons Wellesbourne has two village centres, Chestnut Square and the Precinct respectively.
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Location – UK Postcode CV35 9QR
Location – OS Grid Ref: 427747, 255166
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.194036, -1.595499
Location – Northing / Westing 52°11’38.5″N 1°35’43.8″W