Weston under Wetherley

Weston under Wetherley

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Weston Under Wetherley
latitude= 52.32
longitude= -1.47
population = 454
civil_parish= Weston under Wetherley
shire_district= Warwick
shire_county= Warwickshire
region= West Midlands
constituency_westminster= Warwick and Leamington
post_town= COVENTRY|postcode_district = CV32 9
postcode_area= CV|dial_code= 01926
os_grid_reference= SP361691

Weston-Under-Wetherley, often known by locals as just "Weston" is a village and civil parish in Warwickshire, UK. It is found on the B4453, 3 miles north east of the closest town, Royal Leamington Spa. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001 the village had a population of 454 living in 164 houses. Two of the more notable buildings are the parish church of Saint Michael and the local pub, the Bull Inn. Weston is unusual amongst settlements in the UK of its size in that there is not a single shop there, the last being demolished in the 1990s. Another place to be closed in that decade was Weston Hospital which had previously treated people from all around the area. On the hospital site modern houses have been built as well as a children's play area and a village hall.

The Conservative politician, Dudley Smith is one of the best known people to have lived in the village. In November 1605 a group of men, including Robert Catesby, who were involved in the gunpowder plot, passed through the village. They were fleeing from London after the arrest of Guy Fawkes. Apparently they were on their way to Wales (via Warwick Castle to steal fresh horses), after a meeting at Dunchurch, near Rugby.

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