English Heritage sites near Polesworth Parish

Ashby de la Zouch Castle


10 miles from Polesworth Parish

Ashby Castle forms the backdrop to the famous jousting scenes in Sir Walter Scott's classic novel of 1819, Ivanhoe. Now a ruin, the castle began as a manor house in the 12th century.

Wall Roman Site


11 miles from Polesworth Parish

Wall was an important staging post on Watling Street, the Roman military road to North Wales. It provided overnight accommodation for travelling Roman officials and imperial messengers.

Kirby Muxloe Castle


16 miles from Polesworth Parish

The picturesque moated remains - including the fine gatehouse and a complete corner tower - of this brick-built fortified mansion have recently been extensively conserved by English Heritage.

J. W. Evans Silver Factory


16 miles from Polesworth Parish

Established in 1881, J. W. Evans is one of the most complete surviving historic factories in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden


19 miles from Polesworth Parish

Once home to Robert Dudley, the great love of Queen Elizabeth I. Today you can walk in the beautifully recreated Elizabethan garden and marvel at the mighty Norman keep.

Jewry Wall


19 miles from Polesworth Parish

A length of Roman bath-house wall over 9 metres (30 feet) high, near a museum displaying the archaeology of Leicester and its region.

Churches in Polesworth Parish

Abbey Church of St Editha

High Street Polesworth Warwickshire
(01827) 892340

The Abbey was founded in 827 and was active
continuously till 1549. The remains of the Abbey Church,
Cloister, Gateway etc can be seen and access is now
possible to the rebuilt Cloister through the new Sensory
Garden. A guidebook is available and a free information
leaflet is provided to welcome visitors.

Our Visitors are welcome to visit the Refectory, Sensory
Garden, Abbey Church and former Cloister site. The
Gateway has been refurbished and tours are available.

Many visitors to Polesworth Abbey come from the canal
which runs through our village between Atherstone and
the Alvecote Marina. Special events include the Summer
Music festival. See details at www.polesworthabbey.co.uk

Holy Trinity, Warton

Church Road Warton nr Atherstone Warwickshire

For up-to-date details of services please consult www.allsoulsnorthwarwickshire.co.uk

Pubs in Polesworth Parish

Birchmoor Working Mens Club

31 New Street, Birchmoor, B78 1AF
(01827) 892020

Large club serving an excellent pint of Bass. It was formed in 1910 by miners from Birchmoor Colliery. The main room features simple seating and a stage, while to the front is a smaller room with cosier seating. There's an additional room t...
Bulls Head

Tamworth Road, Polesworth, B78 1JH
(01827) 898990

Welcoming community local attracting boaters from the nearby canal. It comprises a traditional bar and a small lounge featuring unusual arches. The handpulls, located in the lounge, presently serve one real ale and one real cider. With no m...
Fox & Dogs

Orton Road, Little Warton, B79 0HT

Simple local on the outer edge of Warton village. The bar is cosy and decorated with various bits of hanging brass, but sports TV sometimes interferes with the ambience. Recently renovated lounge, plus a small room to the rear has the weird...
Gamecock Inn

Cockspur Street, Birchmoor, B78 1AH
(01827) 892076

Homely old-fashioned boozer in a quiet, former mining village; note the original etched glass window from the long-gone Eadies Brewery. A recent refurbishment has not changed the traditional nature of the place. The bar room features a quar...
Hatters Arms

Church Road, Warton, B79 0JN

One room village local decorated in a simple modern style - bare floor boards, comfy leather seating. Some old windows survive, leaded with coloured and frosted glass. Small sun-trap beer terrace adjoining the car park.

Church Road, Warton, B79 0JN
(01827) 894001

Now the sole pub in a large residential village, the Office caters for a wide audience. The U-shaped bar is dominated by sports TV, but there is a raised side area and a comfy upstairs room with a free pool table. There are open fires both...
Red Lion

Bridge Street, Polesworth, B78 1DR
(01827) 901319

Large village centre pub, with limited parking at the front of the pub, but more public parking across the road. Spacious with a variety of areas. A simple menu of good-value pub food is offered, including Sunday lunch. A large patio and ch...
Royal Oak

Grendon Road, Polesworth, B78 1NU
(01827) 892378

Friendly single room, pleasantly decorated pub close to the Coventry Canal (upstream of bridge 52). The offerings are simple - ale, pool, darts and a fruit machine. Live rugby and football is shown on three HD screens. The changing guest al...
Spread Eagle

11 High Street, Polesworth, B78 1DX
(01827) 896178

Attractive black and white timbered pub, consisting of two small and cosy rooms. The bar is pleasantly basic, and features a lovely open fire as well as the pool table. The lounge is more intimate and plushly furnished. Both rooms feature T...
Warton Club

Weldon House, 22 Austrey Road, Warton, B79 0HW
(01827) 892427

Thriving, rural social club in the Warwickshire village of Warton. The club consists of a bar and large function room. Pub games - pool and darts are on offer and the club puts on regular live entertainment. Although this is a club, visitin...

12 Market Street, Polesworth, B78 1HW
(01827) 898919

Grade II-listed building, formerly Foster's haberdashery shop. Boozer with pool table, sports TV and fruit machines. There are benches outside at the front, some sheltered by the vintage-railway style canopy which gives the entrance a touc...