Aston Cantlow is a village in Warwickshire, England, on the River Alne 5 miles (8.0 km) north-west of Stratford and 2 miles (3.2 km) north-west of Wilmcote, close to Little Alne, Shelfield, and Newnham. It was the home of Mary Arden, Shakespeare's mother. At the 2001 census, it had a population of 1,674, being measured again as 437 at the 2011 Census.

Prior to the Norman conquest in 1066, the manor of Aston was held by Earl Ælfgar, son of Earl Leofric who had died in 1057, and the husband of Lady Godiva. Osbern FitzRichard, son of Richard FitzScrob (or FitzScrope), builder of Richard's Castle, was the holder in 1086 as the Domesday Book records.

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A small gallery of images from the Village of Aston Cantlow.

  • 01Tudor Rose Cottage
  • 02Village Hall
  • 03Kings Head
  • 04StJohns Church Gate Old Post Office
  • 05Old Post Office and Church Lane
  • 06StJohns Church Front
  • 07StJohns Church side
  • 08StJohns Church Interior
  • 09StJohnsChurch Ceiling Beams
  • 10Old Vicarage
  • 11Cantelupe Family Tree 1200s
  • 12Information Board
  • 13Marriage of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden
Please see the War Memorial Page for more pictures.

Thanks to Wikipedia for the information. For more indepth information please see the Aston Cantlow entry on London University's website British History Online.

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