Ratley & Upton

Ratley, Edgehill and Upton is the highest parish in Warwickshire, at 200m (660ft) above sea level.
The Civil War Battle of Edgehill wasn't fought at Edgehill, but on the plain below, beyond Radway, on October 23rd 1642. Although about 1500 men were killed, neither Royalists nor Parliamentarians won. The site of the battle isn't open to the public, as it is on MOD land.

Like nearby Hornton, Ratley quarried Hornton stone. At Nadbury Camp there was possibly a Bronze Age site. The Church of St Peter and Vincula is almost entirely 14th century and has notable window tracery. Near to Ratley is Upton House, given by Lord Bearsted to The National Trust in 1948, which has a fine collection of furniture, paintings and china.

To see more inforamtion on these two picturesque villages visit the Ratley and Upton Parish Council website.