Neha Patil

Abbot's Salford

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OS grid reference  SP068502
Country  England
Post town  EVESHAM
Shire county  Warwickshire
Civil parish  Salford Priors
Region  West Midlands
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Postcode district  WR11
Local time  Tuesday 7:32 AM
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Weather  1°C, Wind SW at 8 km/h, 89% Humidity
District  Stratford-on-Avon District

Abbot's Salford is the name of a village in the English county of Warwickshire. It is found six miles south of Alcester, about the same distance from Evesham, very close to the Worcestershire border, and is within the parish of Salford Priors. The River Avon runs close by the eastern side of the village.

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Map of Abbot's Salford, Evesham, UK

Salford Hall

Building work on Salford Hall, the village's largest and grandest building, commenced in 1470 as a living place for monks from nearby Evesham Abbey. By the reign of Charles 1st it had become, by marriage, a seat of the Roman Catholic Stanford of Perry Hall, Staffordshire, family. Charles Stanford, a grandson of Sir William Stanford, Knt., (d.1558), Justice of the Common Pleas, completed the building of Salford Hall, and commemorated the event by hanging up a bell on the top of the house bearing the inscription "Charles Stanford, Esqre., Ellinor, 1610" (for Eleanor Alderford, his wife). His son, John Stanford of Salford Hall, was a Cavalier and was killed in 1649.

The Great Hall has a four-centred fireplace in the south wall, and in the east wall a doorway with a 17th-century pediment and shield with the Arms of the Stanfords, who resided there until 1812. It is now used as a Country House hotel, and is classed as a Grade I listed building.

Convent

There was also an ancient nunnery in the village which has been converted to a private dwelling.

Other things to do

As well as the hotel the modest modern attractions of the village seem to be Abbot's Salford Lake, which is an excellent fishing spot, and a caravan park.

References

Abbot's Salford Wikipedia


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