Stretton-under-Fosse - Connection with Thomas Malory.
The village consists of a short street of 15th, 16th, 18th and 19th century cottages, many of which are half timbered, and an 18th century Congregational Chapel. On the eastern side of the parish is the extensive park of Newbold Revel, named after the family of Revel who once held it as lords of the manor. Built in 1716 for Sir Fulwar Shipwith of Warwick, the building (now a college) has a beautifully symmetrical façade topped by ornamental balustrading and urns. The rooms contain several Adam fireplaces as well as overmantels carved in the Grinling Gibbons tradition.
Thomas Malory was once Lord of Newbold Revel and an MP for Warwickshire. He was arrested in 1451 for his part in the War of the Roses. He is famous for his 'Morte d'Arthur', which he wrote in prison, where he died in 1470.
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