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Tanworth In Arden

About Tanworth In Arden

Tanworth-in-Arden (often abbreviated to Tanworth) is a small village and civil parish in the county of Warwickshire, England. It is 14.5 miles southeast of Birmingham and 5.5 miles northeast of Redditch, and is administered by Stratford-on-Avon District Council. The civil parish includes Tanworth-in-Arden itself plus the nearby settlements of Earlswood, Wood End, Forshaw Heath, Aspley Heath and Danzey Green. The population of the parish was 3,104 at the 2011 UK census.

The village is of Anglo-Saxon origin, with the name derived from Tanewotha; meaning the thane's 'worth' or estate. In the 19th century, the suffix 'in-Arden' was added to the name, in order to avoid confusion with the town of Tamworth in Staffordshire, it refers to the Forest of Arden in which the village lay. Notable historical buildings still standing in the village include The Bell Inn public house and the 14th-century Church of St. Mary Magdalene. The boxer "Gentleman" Jack Hood was the licensee of The Bell for 36 years, displaying above the bar the Lonsdale belt that he won on 31 May 1926. (The belt was sold by his daughters in 2011.)

Tanworth was the childhood home of folk musician Nick Drake and his sister, the actress Gabrielle Drake. His grave lies in the parish churchyard.

The grave of nine-time world motorcycle champion Mike Hailwood MBE, GM, and his daughter Michelle, who were both killed in a car accident at Portway in 1981, are also to be found here. An annual memorial motorcycle run was held every March from the former Norton motorcycle factory to Tanworth, although this was stopped after the 2011 event.

The village was a filming location for the fictional village of Kings Oak from the British television series Crossroads until 1988.

The parish includes Umberslade Hall, which dates from around 1695, and for six hundred years the home of the Archer family and later the industrialist George Frederic Muntz.

The village lies close to the ex-Great Western Railway line from Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon but has never had a station of its own: rather it lies midway between two others - Wood End to the north and Danzey to the south, both about a mile distant, though the latter was once known as Danzey for Tanworth.

Source: Wikipedia

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