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    Quinton
    Quenintune: Hugh de Grandmesnil and Roger from him; Hugh de Lacy.
    Now 2 villages, Upper and Lower Quinton.

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    Radbourn
    Redborne: Aelmer from Thorkell of Warwick.
    Radbourne Manor Farm and Upper Radbourne Farm.

    Radford Semele
    Redeford: Ermenfrid from Thorkell of Warwick. Mill.
    Radford House.

    Radway
    Radwei(a) / Rodewei: Ermenfrid from Coventry Abbey; Earl Aubrey; Richard the Forester from the king and Ermenfrid from him.
    Radway Grange, where Henry Fielding read Tom Jones (1749) in manuscript to the Earl of Chatham.

    Ratley
    Rotelei: Aelmer from Thorkell of Warwick.

    Rednal
    Weredeshale: King's land.
    Part of Birmingham.

    Round(s)hill(s)
    Rincele: Count of Meulan.

    Rugby
    Rocheberie: Edwulf from Thorkell of Warwick. Mill.
    Market town; home of Rugby School.

    Ruin Clifford
    Cliforde: Hugh from Robert of Stafford.

    Ryton on Dunsmore
    Rietone: Thorkell of Warwick, formerly his father. Mill.
    Ryton House.

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    Salford Priors
    Salford: Leofeva the nun, formerly Godiva, Earl Leofric's wife. Mill.
    Given with Abbots Salford by Kenred, King of Mercia, to the Abbey of Evesham in 708.

    Sambourn(e)
    Sandburne: Evesham Abbey.

    Sawbridge
    Salwebrige: Thorkell from Thornley Church.
    Some houses near Daventry.

    Seckington
    Sec(h)intone: Ingenwulf and Arnulf from Count of Meulan; Iudhael from William FitzCorbucion.
    Set on a rock where Saxon nobles murdered King Ethelbald in 757.

    Selly Oak
    Escelie: Wilbert and Robert from William FitzAnsculf.
    District of Birmingham; ruins of medieval Woeley Castle, on the site of a pre-Norman settlement.

    Sherbo(u)rne
    Seireburne: Count of Meulan.

    Shilton
    Seelftone: Waltheof, the pre-Conquest holder, from Count of Meulan.
    Shilton House.

    Shipston
    Scepwestun: Worcester Church. Mill.
    Wool town; rope making; Georgian houses.

    Shrewley
    Seruelei: Hugh de Grandmesnil.

    Shuckburgh
    Socheberge: Herlwin from Count of Meulan; Alwin from Thorkell of Warwick; Richard the Forester from the king.
    Now 2 villages, Lower and Upper Shuckburgh. Shuckburgh Park has been the home of the Shuckburgh family since the 12th century.

    Shustoke
    Scotescote: Soti from Geoffrey de la Guerche.
    Shustoke House; birthplace of the historian William Dugdale (1605-86), who became Garter king-of-arms.

    Shuttington
    Cetitone: Leofwin and Godric, the pre-Conquest holder, from Count of Meulan. Mill.

    Smeeton
    Smitham: Earl Aubrey.

    Smercote
    Smerecote: Godric from Count of Meulan.

    Snitterfield
    Snitefeld: Count of Meulan.
    Originally Neolithic; ancient Marroway Road, along which the men of Mercia marched to attack Wessex warriors. Richard Shakespeare, grandfather of William, lived here.

    Sole End
    Soulege: Godric from Count of Meulan.
    Mrs. Ann Garner, one of the Dodson sisters in George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss, lived at Sole End farm.

    Southam
    Sucham: Coventry Abbey. 2 mills.
    Market town.

    Spernall
    Spernore: William from William Bonvallet.

    Stoneleigh
    Stanlei: King's land. 2 mills.
    Stoneleigh Abbey, seat of Lord Leigh (Jane Austen's mother was a Leigh). Fulling was carried out at 6 mills here.

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

    Stoneton
    Stantone: Hugh from Robert of Stafford.
    Some houses.

    Stratford-upon-Avon
    Stradforde: Bishop of Worcester. Mill (1000 eels).
    Market town, birthplace of William Shakespeare (1564-1616) and home of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

    Stretton Baskerville
    Stratone: Roger from Ralph de Mortimer; Walter from Gilbert FitzThorold.

    Stretton-on-Dunsmoor
    Stratone: Reginald from Earl Roger.
    Stretton Manor House.

    Stretton-on-Fosse
    Stratone: Walter from Osbern FitzRichard.

    Studley
    Stodlei: William FitzCorbucion. Mill, salthouse.
    Studley Castle. James Pardow, who first used steam for needle making, established a mill here in 1800.

    Sutton Coldfield
    Sutone: King's land.
    'Royal town' by charter of Henry VIII; now a residential district of Birmingham.

    Sutton-under-Brailes
    Sudtune: Westminster Abbey.

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    Tachbrook Mallory
    Tacesbroc: Roger from Count of Meulan. 2 mills.

    Temple Grafton
    Grastone: Gilbert from Osbern FitzRichard.

    Tessall
    Thessale: King's land.
    Tessall Lane in King's Norton.

    Thurlaston
    Torlavestone: Robert from Count of Meulan; Hubert from Hugh de Grandmesnil.
    Thurlaston Grange.

    Tidmington
    Tidelmintun: St. Mary's Church, Worcester.

    Tredington
    Tredinctun: St. Mary's Church, Worcester. 3 mills.
    At the crossing of the Roman Fosse Way and the Oxford-Stratford road; brick mill.

    Tysoe
    Tiheshoche: Robert of Stafford.
    Now 3 villages; Middle, Upper and Lower Tysoe in the Vale of the Red Horse, named from the figure of a horse cut into a red hill and dedicated to the Saxon horse god, Tui.

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    Ufton
    Ulchetone: Coventry Abbey.

    Ullenhall
    Holehale: Robert of Stafford.
    Barrells Hall, the centre of a literary coterie in the 18th century.

    Ulverley
    Ulverlei: Christina.
    In the Solihull urban district.

    Upton
    Optone: King's land; Albert the clerk from the king; Roger from William Bonvallet.
    Upton House, on Edge Hill.

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    Walcot(e)
    Walecote: Ordric, the pre-Conquest holder, from Thorkell of Warwick.

    Walsgrave on Sowe
    Sowa: Coventry Abbey; Richard Hunter from the king. Mill.
    Traces of Neolithic settlement; coal mining since the late 16th century.

    Walton
    Waltone: Count of Meulan. 3 mills.

    Wappenbury
    Wapeberie: Geoffrey de la Guerche. Mill.
    Wappenbury Hall.

    Warmington
    Warmintone: Count of Meulan and a man-at-arms from him.

    Warwick
    Waru(u)ic: King's land and various landholders and burgesses holding dwellings. 24 sesters of honey.
    County town with partly Norman Warwick Castle.

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

    Wasperton
    Wasmertone: Coventry Abbey. Mill (4 packloads of salt, 1000 eels).

    Weddington
    Watitune: Hereward from Count of Meulan.

    Weethley
    Wilelei: Evesham Abbey.

    Welford-on-Avon
    Welleford: St. Denis Church, Paris.

    Wellesbourne
    Waleborne: King's land.
    Now 2 villages, Waleborne Hastings and Mountford. Wellesbourne Hall was the home of the Granville family; Mary Granville, 18th century collagiste, was a favourite of George III.

    Weston in Arden
    Westone: Fulk from Count of Meulan.
    16th century hall, home of the 11th Baron la Zouche, sole dissenter at the trial of Mary, Queen of Scots.

    Weston-on-Avon
    Westone / tune: Evesham Abbey; Roger from Hugh de Grandmesnil. Mill.

    Weston under Wetherley
    Westone: Robert from Count of Meulan; Robert from Thorkell of Warwick; Johais from William FitzCorbucion.

    Whatcote
    ...atercote: Roger from Hugh de Grandmesnil.

    Whichford
    Wicford: Robert from Gilbert de Ghent. 2 mills.

    Whitchurch
    Witecerce: Count of Meulan and Walter from him. 2 mills.

    Whitley
    Witeleia: Drogo from Robert of Stafford.
    Whitley Abbey; Whitley Bridge on the River Avon.

    Whitnash
    Witenas: Humphrey from Hascoit Musard.

    Wibtoft
    Wibetot: Fulk and Robert from Count of Meulan.
    Site of the 1st to 2nd century Roman settlement of Venonae, now vanished.

    Wiggins Hill
    Winchicelle: Browning, the pre-Conquest holder, from Thorkell of Warwick.
    Wiggins Hill Farm.

    Willey
    Welei: Fulk and Robert from Count of Meulan.

    Willicote
    Wilcote: Hugh's clerk from Hugh de Grandmesnil.
    Small, scattered.

    Willington
    Ullavintone: Ewein from Robert of Stafford; Fulbric from Gilbert de Ghent. Mill.

    Willoughby
    Wilebec / bei / bene / bere: Wulfric, Ordric, Leofgeat and Godwin, all pre-Conquest holders, from Thorkell of Warwick; Hugh de Grandmesnil.
    Warwick House.

    Wilmcote
    Wilmecote: Urso from Osbern FitzRichard.
    Mary Arden's house.

    Wilnecote
    Wilmundecote: Ingenwulf and Arnulf from Count of Meulan.
    Castle Liberty; Wilnecote Hall.

    Wincot
    Wenecote: William the Chamberlain; Reginald the Chaplain from the king.
    A farm.

    Wishaw
    Witscaga: Ordric, the pre-Conquest holder, from William FitzCorbucion.

    Witton
    Witone: Stanketel, the pre-Conquest holder, from William FitzAnsculf.

    Wixford
    Witeleavesford: Evesham Abbey. Mill (20 sticks of eels).

    Wolfham(p)cote
    Ulfelmescote / Wlfemescot: Thorkell of Warwick and 4 brothers, the pre-Conquest holders, from him.

    Wolford
    Ulwarda / Ulware / Volwarde / Worwade: Wadard from Bishop of Bayeux and Gerald from him; Ralph from Count of Meulan; Robert of Stafford and Ordwy and Alwin, the pre-Conquest holder, from him. Mill.
    Now 2 villages, Great and Little Wolford.

    Wolston
    Ulvestone / Ulvricestone: Reginald from Earl Roger. Mill.
    Wolston Grange; Manor house; earthworks of 13th century Brandon Castle, destroyed in 1266 probably by Simon de Montfort.

    Wolverton
    Ulfwarditone: Urfer from Robert of Strafford; William FitzCorbucion.

    Wolvey
    Ulveia: Robert of Vessey.
    Also the hamlet of Wolvey Heath. The Rev. Hugh Hughes, a non-resident vicar here, was George Eliot's Mr Crew in Scenes of Clerical Life.

    Woodcote
    Widecote: Count of Meulan and Gilbert from him.
    County Police Headquarters.

    Wootton Wawen
    Wotone: Robert of Stafford. 2 mills.

    Wormleighton
    Wimeles / Wimenes / Wimerestone: Gilbert from Count of Meulan; Warin from Thorkell of Warwick; William from Geoffrey de Mandeville.
    Extensive earthworks of the medieval village, depopulated in 1498.

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    Yardley
    Gerlei: St. Mary's of Pershore.
    Area of Birmingham.

    The Domesday Book, 1086

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