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HARTSHILL

LOCATION:
Hartshill was a hamlet within and 2 miles to the south of, the parish of Mancetter 

CHURCHES:
Holy Trinity parish church. To read an article about the history of the church click here.
Methodist chapel
Independent Congregational chapel (at Chapel End) 

HISTORY:
The village was called Ardreshille in the Domesday Book of 1086.
The remains of a Norman motte and bailey castle can still be seen in the village.  It is said that Henry (later to become Henry VII) stayed here before the battle of Bosworth. 
A manor house, built on the site in the mid 16th century, has now fallen into disrepair.
The poet Michael Drayton was born in Hartshill.  

LINKS:
A small booklet about the castle
Victoria County History from British History Online 
 
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