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Amington

Amington
Amington is located in Staffordshire
Amington
 Amington shown within Staffordshire
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Shire county Staffordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
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Amington is a village, parish and ward, in Staffordshire, England. Formerly a distinct village, it is now part of the Tamworth conurbation, with little or no gap between it and the neighbouring villages of Bolehall, Glascote, Glascote Heath and Stonydelph.

Amington and Stonydelph formerly formed one "township" and were part of the ancient parish of Tamworth.[1] Amington, now in Staffordshire, was previously part of the county of Warwickshire; the county boundary between Staffordshire and Warwickshire formerly running along Tamworth high street. The village became part of Tamworth Rural District in 1932, thus becoming part of the administrative county of Staffordshire. The village became part of Tamworth Borough in 1965.

The village's Parish Church, St. Editha's, is a chapel-of-ease, part of Tamworth Parish.[1] However, as formerly in Warwickshire, Amington church falls under the Diocese of Birmingham,[2] whereas its mother church in Tamworth, also dedicated to St. Editha, is part of the Diocese of Lichfield.[3]

Amington is the site of Amington Hall. On the eve of the English Civil War there was some opposition to the paying of poor rate levies from the local gentry, in particular Cecil Warburton, the occupant of the Hall. The justices at the quarter sessions for Easter, 1642 heard that Cecil Warburton of Hall End, Amington, “did lock up the overseer of the poor (George Payne)…and drew his sword upon him there in a very outrageous manner”.

It is also near the Coventry Canal, the River Anker, and also the Trent Valley Line of the West Coast Main Line, all of which pass east/west just to the north of Amington.

In the village there are two convenience stores, Tesco Express and The Co-op. There is also a post office and a fish and chip shop.

Amington has four pubs: The Gate Inn, The Old Liberal, The Amington and The Winning Post.

In the 1990s two developers built a 1000-home estate in the village which is now known as Amington Fields. In 2006, Antler Homes built a 17-house estate named Ashby Grange.

Landau Forte Academy, Amington, one of the high schools in Tamworth, is situated in Amington.

References

Warwick County Record Office, Quarter Sessions Order Book Vol. I p. 43.


References

  1. ^ a b Amington
  2. ^ St Editha, Amington - West Midlands | Diocese of Birmingham
  3. ^ Tamworth S.Editha, Tamworth - Staffordshire | Diocese of Lichfield
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