SP2556 : Charlecote Estate - River Avon

taken 4 months ago, near to Hampton Lucy, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Charlecote Estate - River Avon
Charlecote Estate - River Avon
The River Avon flows past the western side of Charlecote House, quite close to the house itself. The photograph was taken from the parterre beside a stone balcony which projects out almost to the river. The river looks very serene in this photo, but in fact it had a good flow to it.
The pinnacled tower of St Peter Ad Vincula in Hampton Lucy can just be seen on the far right of the image, mostly hidden by trees.
River Avon (Warwickshire)

The River Avon is 85 miles long and flows through the Midlands. It rises near Naseby, Northamptonshire, before flowing through Rugby, Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon, Welford-on-Avon, Bidford-on-Avon, Evesham and Pershore, before it joins the River Severn at Tewkesbury. Also known as the Warwickshire Avon or Shakespeare's Avon, the navigable section has been divided since 1719 into the Lower Avon, below Evesham, and the Upper Avon, from Evesham to above Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Charlecote House and Park

Charlecote is a grand 16th century country house, surrounded by its own deer park, on the banks of the River Avon near Wellesbourne. The house was begun in 1558 and extended during the nineteenth century. The house and park have been administered by the National Trust since 1946 and are open to the public (LinkExternal link National Trust Charlecote visitor information).

Charlecote Park covers an area of 185 acres, backing on to the River Avon. The house is a Grade I listed building (English Heritage Building ID:482163 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).

The Church of St Peter Ad Vincula, Hampton Lucy :: SP2557

The Domesday Survey recorded the presence of a mediæval church on this site in 1086 but the current St Peter's Church is comparatively more modern, having been built in 1822. The chancel, porch and apsidal sanctuary were added in 1858 by Sir Gilbert Scott.

Described by Pevsner as ‘a very good example of early 19th century church architecture, the richness of which is due to the generosity of funding’, the building has been described as “arguably the most outstanding 19th century church in the county” (LinkExternal link Peter Bolton, Warwickshire C19 Churches).

It is a Grade I Listed Building (English Heritage Building ID:482484 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).

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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 May, 2021   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 2 June, 2021
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Country estates 
Place (from Tags)
Charlecote Park  Charlecote 
River (from Tags)
Avon (Warwickshire) 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2586 5645 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.3404N 1:37.3801W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2587 5642
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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