Burton Dassett is a parish and shrunken medieval village in Warwickshire. Much of the area is now the Burton Dassett Hills country park. It was enclosed for sheep farming by Sir Edward Belknap at the end of the 15th century.
Burton Dassett Hills were created as a country park in 1971. It comprises a group of ironstone hills, which are named after the tiny village of Burton Dassett which sits in the hills. The hills rise to 203m (666 ft) above sea level.
The area was once extensively quarried for ironstone and a short industrial railway - Edge Hill Light Railway - existed for this purpose until the 1920s.
Of interest at the site, is the 12th century All Saints' Church at the old village of Burton Dassett which contains some nationally important medieval wall paintings. Outside the church is a holy well which still provides water.
The park is also highly popular with flyers of kites and radio-controlled gliders.
Impressive views across the surrounding countryside can be seen from the hills; towns and other features that are viewable are described by a toposcope.
|Sun 16 Jun 2013||All Saints Church Wall Paintings|
|Sun 25, Mon 26 Aug 2013||Art & Craft Exhibition at All Saints Church|