, a parish in the Burton-Dasset division of Kington hundred, county Warwick, 5 miles N.W. from Banbury, its post town, and about the same distance from Kineton. The village is situated near Nadbury Camp, supposed to have been the site of the ancient Tripontium. The parish includes the hamlet of Arlescote. Here was formerly a Benedictine cell to Preaux Abbey, in Normandy, founded by Henry de Newburgh in the reign of Henry I., but on the suppression of alien priories was given by Henry VI. to Witham Priory, in Somersetshire. The soil is a rich red loam. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Worcester, value £450, in the patronage of Hulme's trustees. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. There are National schools, and the Wesleyans have a chapel. Captain Alexander Gordon, who was killed in the battle of Edgehill, lies in the churchyard."
"ARLESCOTE, a hamlet in the parish of Warmington, hundred of Kington, in the county of Warwick, 4 miles to the S.E. of Kington."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]