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Village, free entry

Details

Wolston is located halfway between Rugby and Coventry. The river Avon flows through the village. The south part of the main street of Wolston is very pretty, with a stream flowing through it and the houses on either side approached by way of small bridges.

Wolston Priory, a Tudor house with a fine mullion windowed front, stands on the site of a Benedictine Priory that was established in the 11th century as a cell of the Abbey at Dinan in France. Here, on a secret press the pamphlets were printed attacking the church, which led to the execution in 1593 of John Perry, their author. He was known as the father of Welsh non-conformity.

The Parish Church of St Margaret's is a mixture of styles. It is Saxon in origin and has a Norman south doorway. It has a central tower and other interesting features include 17th century communion rails and an octagonal font.

Another distinctive feature is a railway viaduct which dates from the 1830s and was part of the original London and Birmingham Railway. The viaduct separates Wolston from the smaller village of Brandon.

Postbox

Mobile phone coverageDogs acceptedSmoking allowed

Prices

Free entry

Contact

Rugby Visitor Centre

Address

Rugby, Warwickshire,
CV8 3HG

Directions

Located just off the Fosse way, 6 miles west of Rugby
Public transport from Rugby: 86 (daily), 580 (Mon-Sat), Flexibus 217 (Fri)

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Rugby station

Facilities

  • PostboxPostbox
  • Mobile phone coverageMobile phone coverage
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking allowedSmoking allowed