Some history on the County of Warwickshire



Warwickshire was first recorded in 1016 when it was known as Waeinewiscscr. The name comes from the Anglo Saxon 'the dairy farm by a river dam.' War means an offshoot from a larger farm. Wic means a weir or dam constructed for catching fish.

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"An act of preservation towards Baginton's ancient old oak tree, which has stood in the centre of the village for centuries past, has been completed. Some of the upper limbs have been strengthened by iron bands, and holes in the tree have been cemented up to keep out the weather. Older villagers are greatly pleased with this action for preserving this old landmark."
"The Famous Oak
Rugby Advertiser : May 2nd 1930 Page 14

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