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Grandborough

Grandborough
Grandborough is located in Warwickshire
Grandborough
 Grandborough shown within Warwickshire
Population 399 (2001 census)
OS grid reference
Civil parish Grandborough
District Rugby
Shire county Warwickshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RUGBY
Postcode district CV23
Dialling code 01788
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Rugby
List of places
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Warwickshire

Grandborough is a small village and civil parish in Warwickshire, England. The parish includes the hamlets of Calcutt, Grandborough Fields and Woolscott.

Grandborough is in a rural area of eastern Warwickshire, around six miles (10 km) south of Rugby. The village is part of the borough of Rugby. Grandborough is about two miles from the nearest main roads and can be reached by country lanes from the A45 to the east, and the A426 to the west.

The River Leam flows north of the village. There was a watermill (now a private residence) where the river passed under the road from Woolscott. In times of flood, the river flows over the road creating a ford. A road sign suggests that pedestrians and motorists should "Use causeway if flooded".

Grandborough's church is dedicated to St Peter. The church spire, and the two tall

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External links

  • Allen, Geoff (2000). Warwickshire Towns & Villages. Sigma Leisure. ISBN 1-85058-642-X.
  • Village website
  1. ^ a b "Away from it all: Grandborough", Warwickshire and Worcestershire Life, January 1980, pp 56-57.
  2. ^ Coventry Evening Telegraph, 5 April 1974
  3. ^ Grandborough: Portrait of a Warwickshire Village, Canon Idwal Jones (no date), 32pp
  4. ^ The Undated Circular Marks of the Midland Counties. (1997). pp 144, 146, 147, 150. The Midland (GB) Postal History Society. ISBN 0-9513311-3-2.

References

Mark Pawsey, MP for Rugby since 2010.

Notable residents

The first mention of a post office in the village is the issue in April 1847 of a type of postmark known as an undated circle (with the spelling Granborough).[4] The post office and village shop closed in April 1997.

The former village school still stands. It closed in April 1974[2] and is now a private house. A stone plaque hidden on an east-facing wall has the inscription "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it" and the date 1840.[1] The quotation is taken from the Book of Proverbs, chapter 22, verse 6.[3]

Grandborough was mentioned in the Granborowe on the Christopher Saxton map of 1637.

History

Contents

  • History 1
  • Notable residents 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

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