Place:Warton, Warwickshire, England


Located inWarwickshire, England
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Warton is a village in the North Warwickshire district of Warwickshire, United Kingdom. It is five miles east of Tamworth and four miles north-west of Atherstone, and is in the civil parish of Polesworth.

Warton is a small village, which, being surrounded by rivers, may derive its name from Waverton (Water village). There is still a Waverton Avenue in the village, even though the street was actually constructed in the 1960s.

The village has grown considerably since the 1960s, when its character was changed after an inflow of overspill families from Birmingham.

Although small, the village has three pubs (The Boot, The Hatter's Arms and The Fox and Dogs), as well as a Working Men's club. There is one shop – Maypole Stores, named after the Maypole that stood at the highest point of the village. In the 1980s, there were several shops, but all but one have now closed. Up until the late 1990s, there were two functional shops in the village, but the most northern one was converted into a residential property by its owner.

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