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St John the Baptist church approach 1m08.JPG
The approach tae St John the Baptist pairish kirk
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Population2,843 (2001 Census)
OS grid referenceSP246790
Ceevil pairish
  • Berkswell
Metropolitan burgh
Metropolitan coonty
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Postcode destrictCV7
PoliceWast Midlands
FireWast Midlands
AmbulanceWast Midlands
EU PairlamentWast Midlands
Leet o places
Wast Midlands
52°24′32″N 1°38′31″W / 52.409°N 1.642°W / 52.409; -1.642Coordinates: 52°24′32″N 1°38′31″W / 52.409°N 1.642°W / 52.409; -1.642

Berkswell is a veelage an ceevil parish in the Metropolitan Borough o Solihull, coonty o Wast Midlands, Ingland.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

It is in the east o the borough, borders Coventry an is aboot 7 mile (11 km) wast o Coventry ceety centre.

History an places o interest[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae the Unitit Kinrick Census 2001 the parish haed a population o 2,843.[1]

The ceevil parish includes a nummer o hamlets apairt frae Berkswell veelage itsel. Berkswell railway station serves the veelage, but is actually closer tae Balsall Common than tae Berkswell veelage.

Berkswell teuk its name frae a 16 ft (5 m) deep, stane-wawed Watter wall juist ootside the kirkyard o the 12t century parish kirk o Saunt John the Baptist. It is said tae hae been uised for baptisms bi immersion an can still be seen the day.

The veelage haes a veelage green an the stocks wur uised for punishin petty affenders. It is claimed that these wur especially biggit for a ane-leggit ex-sodger an his twa drinkin companions as thare are anerlie five leg holes.

The Bear Inn dates frae the 16t century. The local history society run a sma museum in a 17t century cottage near the kirk.

On Windmill Lane is the protectit an restored Berkswell Windmill, a feene example o a touer mill wi its oreeginal machinery. Thare are several 16t an 17t century hooses in the veelage.

Local featurs include Marsh Lane Nature Reserve. Thare is an aw a sma Kirk o Ingland primary schuil locatit close tae the kirk on Church Lane.

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