The Tithe Barn, Polesworth

26th March 2021
All burials up until the 19th century were interred in the mother church of... Continue reading...
The Coffin Trail Oak
23rd February 2021
Polesworth Parish Council want to hear your views in relation to the need and... Continue reading...
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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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In the early 1950s a group of villagers formed a committee to look into building a community hall for the benefit of the villagers and in memory of those who died in WWII. The committee named itself ‘the committee of the Polesworth Memorial Hall’. At a meeting of this committee on 26th February 1954, which […]

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Local business consultant Julie Holden has broken new ground this week, through a council funded project to help local businesses.  The business support programme has been put together in partnership with SaveTheHighStreet.org and uses a unique ‘digital assistant’ platform called Jo (JoinJo.com). Although business support schemes are not a new idea, the localism of the […]

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The present Hall was built in 1506 by Sir Thomas Cockain, who also imparked the woods. But the history of Pooley is much older. There would appear to have been a large Saxon hall built here, the site would not be as exposed as it is now, but would- have been swallowed up by trees […]

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Polesworth in 1800 was dominated by the Parish Church of St. Editha, but by 1860 had three thriving nonconformist churches or chapels. The first denomination to make a move into Polesworth was the Baptists. The preacher from Packington, Mr. Goadby, felt it was his mission to take the faith into the ‘dark villages’ around Austrey […]

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The gatehouse is the arched entrance to the Church drive, leading to the Church and Vicarage. It is estimated to be late 14th century and is two-storey. The walls are of rough ashlar, except over the gateway itself, where they are of timber framing with a late 14th century roof. The gateway is some 12 […]

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The Barn mentioned as ‘newly erected’ in the 1655 will of Sir Francis Nethersole, Lord of the Manor of Polesworth, was used to store the goods paid as a local tax by the manor tenants. It was believed to stand on the earlier foundations of the monastic barn belonging to the Benedictine Abbey. From Sir […]

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