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    A

    Abbots Salford
    Salford: Evesham Abbey. Mill (20 sticks of eels).

    Admington
    Edelmintone: Winchcombe Abbey.
    Admington Hall.

    Ailstone
    Alnodestone: Nicholas the Gunner.

    Alderminster
    Sture: St. Mary's of Pershore. 2 mills.
    Tithe Farm.

    Alspath
    Ailespede: Countess Godiva.

    Alveston
    Alvestone: Bishop of Worcester. 3 mills (1012 sticks of eels).

    Amington
    Ermendone: Robert from William FitzCorbucion.
    Amington Hall.

    Ansley
    Hanslei: Nicholas from Coutess Godiva.
    The family of Captain Mark Phillips, husband of Princess Anne, originally came from this mining district.

    Ansty
    Anestie: Nicholas from Countess Godiva.
    Ansty Hall built in the 17th century for Richard Taylor, a Roundhead leader.

    Ardens Grafton
    Graston: Leofric and Aelfeva, the pre-Conquest holders, from William FitzCorbucion.

    Arlescote
    Orlavescote: St. Peter's of Preaux from Count of Meulan.
    Below Iron Age Nadbury Camp. Charles I's sons lodged at Arlescote Manor House with their tutor William Harvey, who discovered the circulation of the blood. Harvey became warden of Merton College, Oxford, 1645.

    Arley
    Arlei: Christina.
    Formerly mining; Arley Hall.

    Arrow
    Arue: Stephen from Bishop of Bayeux. Mill.
    Arrow mill was grinding corn until the 1960's; now a restaurant.

    Ashow
    Asceshot: Ermenfrid from Thorkell of Warwick, the pre-Conquest holder. 2 mills.
    On the River Avon.

    Astley
    Estein: Godric from Count of Meulan.
    Anstey Castle, the seat of Lady Jane Gray's family.

    Aston (in Birmingham)
    Estone: Godmund from William FitzAnsculf. 2 mills.
    Part of Birmingham. Charles I was entertained at Aston Hall before the Battle of Edge Hill.

    Aston Cantlow
    Estone: Osbern FitzRichard.
    Aston Hall; Aston Lodge.

    Atherstone
    Aderestone: Nicholas from Countess Godiva. 10 sticks of eels.
    Market town on the Roman Watling Street, Atherstone Hall.

    Atherstone on Stour
    Edricestone: Corbin from Bishop of Bayeux. Mill.

    Austrey
    Aldulvestren: Burton Abbey; Nigel from Henry de Ferrers; Nigel d'Aubigny.
    Austrey House.

    Avon Dassett
    Derceto: Count of Meulan.

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    Baddesley Ensor
    Bedeslei: William from Thorkell of Warwick.
    Thomas d'Ednesoure gave the ground for the original Norman church.

    Baginton
    Badechintone: Alwin from Thorkell of Warwick. Mill.
    Once a Bronze Age and Roman settlements; military buildings, 3 granaries and a gateway were discovered at The Lunt.

    Barcheston
    Berricestone / tune: Johais from William FitzCorbucion; Aelfric from the king. Mill.
    Richard Hicks established his famous manufacture of arras fabric here in the 16th century.

    Barford
    Bereford(e): William FitzCorbucion and Hugh from Osbern FitzRichard. Mill.

    Barnacle
    Bernhangre: Hereward, the pre-Conquest holder, from Count of Meulan.
    The original hall was burnt down by Parliamentary troops during the civil war.

    Barston
    Bercestone / Bertanestone: Robert d'Oilly from Thorkell of Warwick; Robert the Bursar; Robert from the king. Mill.

    Bartley Green
    Berchelai: Wibert from William FitzAnsculf.
    District of Birmingham.

    Barton on the Heath
    Bertone: Grim from Robert of Stafford.
    Barton House. 4 Shire Stone nearby marks the meeting point between Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire.

    Bearley
    Burlei: Alric, the pre-Conquest holder, from Robert of Stafford; William FitzCorbucion.
    Charles II avoided a troop of horses near Bearley Cross when fleeing after the Battle of Worcester.

    Beausale
    Beoshalle: Wadard from Bishop of Bayeux.
    Beausale House.

    Bedworth
    Bedeword: Ulfketel from Count of Meulan.
    Mining town. Fleeing French Protestants sought refuge here and set up looms to weave silk ribbons.

    Bentley
    Benechelie: Ansgot the priest from Geoffrey de la Guerche.

    Bericote
    Bericote: Tonni from Thorkell of Warwick. Mill.

    Berkswell
    Berchewelle: Count of Meulan and Walter from him.
    Name derives from the Anglo-Saxon Bercol, who owned a well in the Forest of Arden, where Lichfield monks baptised the king of the Mercians.

    (To find out more about Berkswell's history click here)

    Bevington
    Buintun: Evesham Abbey.

    Bickenhill
    Bichehelle: Thorkell of Warwick.

    Biggin
    Holme: Wulfric, the pre-Conquest holder; Ralph from Thorkell of Warwick.
    Now Biggin Mills, previously Holme.

    Billesley
    Billeslei: Osbern from Hugh de Grandmesnil.

    Bilton
    Beltone / Bentone: William from Earl Roger; Gilbert from Thorkell of Warwick.
    Bilton Manor House, Bilton Hall.

    Binley
    Bilnei / Bilueie: Coventry Abbey; formerly Aldith, wife of Gruffydd; Adolf, the pre-Conquest holder, from Thorkell of Warwick. Mill.

    Binton
    Beninton(e) / Benitone: William from William FitzCorbucion; Gerin; Urso d'Abetot; Hugh from Osbert FitzRichard. 3 mills (4 packloads of corn, 8 sticks of eels).
    Scott of the Antarctic married the rector's daughter in 1908.

    Birdingbury
    Berdingeberie / Derbingerie: Coventry Abbey; Jocelyn from Thorkell of Warwick.

    Birmingham
    Bermingeham: Richard from William FitzAnsculf.
    City. Its Bull Ring Centre is on the site of the original village green, used for tethering cattle.

    Bishop's Itchington
    Icetone: Coventry Abbey.

    Bishops Tachbrook
    Taschebroc: Bishop of Chester. 2 mills.

    Blackwell
    Blachewelle: Worcester Church.

    Bourton on Dunsmore
    Bortone: Ingenwulf from Count of Meulan.

    Bramcote
    Brancote: Earl Aubrey; Robert Hunter from Robert of Stafford; Richard the Forester from the king.

    Brandon
    Brandune: Wulfsi from Thorkell of Warwick, the pre-Conquest holder. Mill.
    Brandon Hall, formerly the Salisbury family seat.

    Broom
    Brome: Stephen from Bishop of Bayeux.

    Brownsover
    Gaura: Brown from Geoffrey de la Guerche.
    A few houses on the outskirts of Rugby.

    Bubbenhall
    Bubenhalle: Aelfric, the pre-Conquest holder, from Robert of Stafford. Mill.

    Budbrooke
    Budebroc: Ralph de Limesy. Mill.

    Bulkington
    Bochintone: Salo from Count of Meulan.
    Richard Hayward, the sculptor who created North America's oldest public statue, was born here in 1789.

    Burmington
    Burdintone: Robert of Stafford. Mill.

    Burton Dassett
    Dercetone: Harold son of Earl Ralph.

    Burton Hastings
    Bortone: Ralph from Henry de Ferrers. 2 mills.

    Butlers Marston
    Mersetone: Hugh de Grandmesnil. 2 mills.
    Butlers Marston House.

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    Calcutt
    Caldecote: Ermenfrid, Richard and Ordwic, the pre-Conquest holder, from Thorkell of Warwick.

    Caldecote
    Caldecote: Bishop of Chester. Mill.
    Caldecote Hall.

    Cawston
    Calvestone: Aelmer and Ulf from Thorkell of Warwick.
    Cawston Grange Farm; Cawston Old Farm.

    Cestersover
    Wara: Robert from Geoffrey de la Geurche. Mill.
    Some houses.

    Chadshunt
    Cedelehunte: Coventry Abbey.

    Charlecote
    Cerlecote: Count of Meulan. 2 mills.
    Charlecote Park, seat of the Lucy family. Shallow in Merry Wives of Windsor is a portrait of Sir Thomas Lucy.

    Chesterton
    Cestedone / Cestreton(e): Coventry Abbey; Abingdon from Thorkell of Warwick; Wazelin from Henry de Ferrers; Richard Hunter from the king.
    Remains of a Roman camp.

    Chilvers Coton
    Celverdestoche: Harold son of Earl Ralph.
    District of Nuneaton. George Eliot, as Mary Ann Evans, lived at Griff House from 1820-41.

    Church Lawford
    Leileford: Reginald from Earl Roger. Mill.
    The River Avon crosses the Roman Fosse Way here.

    Churchover
    Wara / Wavre: Robert from the king. Mill.

    Claverdon
    Clavendone: Count of Meulan.
    Claverdon Hall; Cloverdown, home of Sir Francis Galton, founder of eugenics.

    Clifford Chambers
    Clifort: King's land. Mill.
    Clifford Chambers Mill, occupied by Tibor Reich, fabric manufacturers.

    Clifton upon Dunsmore
    Cliptone: Coventry Abbey before and after 1066; Earl Aubrey. 2 mills.
    Clifton Court.

    Clopton (in Quinton)
    Cloptune: King's land; William Goizenboded.

    Clopton (in Stratford-upon-Avon)
    Clotone: William from Robert of Stafford.

    Coleshill
    Coleshelle: King's land. Mill.
    Market town.

    Compton Scorpion
    Parva Contone: Alwin from Robert of Stafford.

    Compton Verney
    Contone: Count of Meulan; Alwin from Thorkell of Warwick.

    Corley
    Cornelie: Godwin, the pre-Conquest holder, from the king.
    Corley Ash and Corley Moor hamlets; prehistoric fort above Corley Rocks. Corley Hall Farm is described by George Eliot in Adam Bede (1859) as the Poyser's farmhouse.

    Coten
    Cotes: King's land. 2 mills.
    Coten End, a suburb of Warwick.

    Coundon
    Condelme / Condone: Coventry Abbey, Roger from William FitzCorbucion.
    Coundon Court; Coundon Hall; Coundon House.

    Coventry
    Coventreu: Nicholas from Countess Godiva. Mill.
    Industrial city with a modern cathedral (1954-62) beside the ruins of its medieval predecessor. A Saxon nunnery was destroyed by Canute and converted into a Benedictine Priory by Leofric, Earl of Chester, and Countess Godiva.

    Cubbington
    Cobintone / Cubi(n)tone: Coventry Abbey; Bosker from Count of Meulan; Roger d'Ivry.

    Curdworth
    Credeworde: Thorkell of Warwick.
    Named after Crida, 1st King of the Mercians (583); said to be the oldest English settlement in the Midlands and the exact centre of England.

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    Dorsington
    Dorsitone / Dorsintune: Stephen; Robert from Roger de Beaumont.

    Dosthill
    Dercelai: Robert d'Oilly from Thorkell of Warwick. Mill.
    Dosthill House.

    Dunchurch
    Donecerce: William from Osbern FitzRichard.
    Guy Fawkes House, formerly the Lion Inn, where the Gunpowder Plot conspirators met.

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    Edgbaston
    Celboldestone: Drogo from William FitzAnsculf.
    District of Birmingham; famous for its cricket ground.

    Edstone
    Edricestone: Robert of Stafford.
    Edstone Hall.

    Elmdon
    Elmedone: Roger from Thorkell of Warwick.
    Near Birmingham Airport.

    Erdington
    Hardintone: Peter from William FitzAnsculf. Mill.
    Area in Birmingham.

    Ettington
    Ete(n)done: Ermenfrid from Thorkell of Warwick; Robert from Hugh de Grandmesnil; Saswalo from Henry de Ferrers; Ordric from the king. Mill.
    Now 2 hamlets, Lower and Upper Ettington. Ettington Park is the most impressive High Victorian house in the country.

    Exhall (near Alcester)
    Ecleshelle: Thorkell from William FitzCorbucion.
    By the Icknield Way.

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    Farnborough
    Ferneberge: Bishop of Chester.

    Fenny Compton
    Contone: Gilbert from Count of Meulan; Aelmer and Roger from Thorkell of Warwick.

    Fillongley
    Fel- / Filingelei / Filungelei / Filunger: Bishop of Coutances; Coventry Abbey; Robert the Bursar; Alfsi, the pre-Conquest holder, from the king.
    Ruins and moats of 2 castles, allegedly demolished by Cromwell.

    Flecknoe
    Flechenho / Flechenoc: Leofwin from Bishop of Worcester; Oslac and Alric from Thorkell of Warwick; Leofwin from the king.

    Foleshill
    Focheshelle: Nicholas from Countess Godiva.
    Part of Coventry.

    Frankton
    Franchetone: Earl Roger; Ranulf from Count of Meulan.
    Henry Holyrake, 1st memorable headmaster of Rugby School, was rector here from 1712.

    Fulbrook
    Fulebroc: Count of Meulan. Mill.

    Ful(l)ready
    Fulrei: Ermenfrid from Thorkell of Warwick.

    The Domesday Book, 1086

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