"STONELEIGH, a parish in the Kenilworth division of Knightlow hundred, county Warwick, 2 miles E. of Kenilworth, its post town, and 5 N.E. of Warwick. It is situated on the river Avon where the Sow joins, near the Roman Fosseway. The parish, which is extensive, includes Cryfield, Westwood, and six other hamlets The manor was held in demesne by Edward the Confessor, and afterwards by William I. The village, which is now inconsiderable, was formerly a market town, and has a gate, crypt, &c., of the Cistercian Abbey, brought from Radmore, in 1154, by Henry II."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]