Wroxhall

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"WROXHALL, a parish in the Snitterfield division of Barlichway hundred, county Warwick, 6 miles N.W. of Warwick, and 4 from Kenilworth railway station. The village is situated near the Birmingham canal. The surface is undulating, and the soil chiefly a strong clay. The principal residence is Wroxhall Abbey, originally built by Robert Burgoyne, to whom the demesne was granted by Henry VIII. at the dissolution of the monasteries, and in 1713 was purchased by Sir Christopher Wren from the family of Burgoyne, and is now the seat of Chandos Wren Hoskyns, Esq."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

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