Whatcote

Whatcote St Peters Church
Whatcote St Peters Church

Whatcote, is a small village in the Vale of the Red Horse, mentioned in the Domesday book as 'Quartercote' and records that in 1086 Hugh de Grandmesnil, one of William the Conqueror's military commanders, owned the manor.

It has a 12th century church, St Peter's, which was built in the first half of the 12th century. Further additions were made in the 15th to 17th centuries. The church was repaired in 1947 following a raid by a German bomber in 1940.

There is a public house, the 'Royal Oak', which is said to have been constructed as a shelter for the workmen building St Peter's church. It is said that Roundhead troops used the inn as temporary headquarters in the Battle of Edgehill in 1642 .
The Centenary Way, passes through Whatcote on its way from Edgehill to Shipston-on-Stour.

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