Wolston

Wolston

Wolston is a relatively large village situated midway between Rugby and Coventry. In 1863 it was described as a large pleasant village and parish, including the hamlets of Marston, Brandon and Bretford. Wolston appears in the Domesday Book as “Vivricetone” and “Vivestone.

In the last census, in 2011, the population was 2,577 people living in resident households. The popolation of Wolston in 2001 was 2,422 living in 940 resident households. By contrast, in 1861, the population was 814.

Three main streets form the backbone of the village – School Street, Warwick Road  and Main Street

The most eye-catching of these is Main Street with its jumble of grand houses and charming cottages, two of the village’s three public houses, the Baptist Chapel, the War Memorial, the old Post Office and the Village Hall.

A small stream, which enters the village at the far end of Brook Street, is channeled past the front of a number of properties in Brook Street, then under Warwick Road, before re-emerging at the top of Main Street where it is again channeled in front of the properties down to The Beeches. From here it meanders through the Church Field to join the River Avon.

Leading off School Street is Dyers Lane and Lammas Court. Dyers Lane contains the Cemetery, with its former mortuary chapel, a closed Baptist Burial ground, and the Recreation Ground providing a Pavilion, Scout Hut, and children’s Play Area.

Leading off School Street is Dyers Lane and Lammas Court. Dyers Lane contains the Cemetery, with its former mortuary chapel, a closed Baptist Burial ground, and the Recreation Ground providing a Pavilion, Scout Hut, and children’s Play Area.

Although the village has seen considerable growth in the last 50 years it strives hard – and quite successfully – to retain its character, and there continues to be a very active community spirit !

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