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18th April 2021
Little Jim’s Cottage once stood along St Helena Road, Polesworth and was immortalised in... Continue reading...
Little Jim's Cottage
26th March 2021
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The Coffin Trail Oak

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In the medieval period Polesworth faced north with roads into and out of the township to the north and east. The Hermitage for the Benedictine Abbey was situated on the valley side to the south west of the township and across the river, which was not navigable and had a large pool and flood plain […]

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The Hermitage was part of the estate of the Abbey of Polesworth which passed into secular hands after the dissolution of the monasteries. The Hermitage became a farm with a succession of tenants. The first mention of anyone living there is from the burial records of Polesworth which states that on 3 September 1653 Thomas […]

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In the medieval period the practice of the longbow was essential to Englands defences. This was a time when Kings of England had large estates in areas which are now part of France and had to defend them from the encroachment of the French kings. Battles such as Crecy in northern France in 1346 between […]

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As you travel out of Polesworth towards Warton, on the right is a large promontory above the river Anker. On old maps this is called the Stiper’s Hill Plantation with the farm below and to the east, now in ruins, bearing the same name. Most travellers along the road pass it by without a glance, […]

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The grand opening of Everyday Essentials is this Saturday 29th May, but Visit Polesworth have been given a sneak peak inside Polesworth’s newest shop! It’s well stocked with pet supplies, stationary, toys, cleaning products, toiletries, craft equipment and lots of other things besides! Pop down and have a look on Saturday when there will be […]

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In New Street, Birchmoor stands a green corrugated building which is Saint John’s Mission Church. Today it is no longer used for services of the Church of England although it is still owned by them and part of Polesworth ecclesiastical parish. In the middle of the 1800s a new type of building material was developed, […]

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Little Jim’s Cottage once stood along St Helena Road, Polesworth and was immortalised in Victorian poetry. It was once a typical thatched cottage of the English countryside, with a cottage garden of flowers and butterflies and oak beams decorated with brasses. However, the cottage fell into disrepair during the 1960s, prior to being lost to […]

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All burials up until the 19th century were interred in the mother church of a parish, subject to some exceptions. This gave an income to the church and also was subject to certain ceremony, superstition and folklaw. The church would have a bier, normally a four wheeled vehicle with sides, and a parish coffin which […]

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Polesworth Parish Council want to hear your views in relation to the need and demand for upgrading the Tithe Barn. Further details and a link to the questionnaire can be found on the Polesworth Parish Council website at the link below: Tithe Barn Community Consultation – Tell us what you think!

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The Hoo itself is a large outcrop of rock which dominates the ridge on the east side of Polesworth and is best viewed from the Warton Road. It is likely that it was the site of an iron age Hill Fort as the ridge overlooks the river valley and slopes sharply away in other directions. […]

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