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CURDWORTH


LOCATION:
The village lies three miles north west of Coleshill. 

CHURCH:
St Nicholas and St Peter-ad-Vincula 

HISTORY:
Named after Creoda, 1st King of the Mercians (583), Curdworth is said to be the oldest settlement in the Midlands.  The village was called Credeworde in the Domesday Book of 1086 at which time it was much larger than nearby Birmingham.
Curdworth saw action during the civil war when Dugdale took a party of Royalist troops to the village in August 1642.  There he was attacked by Parliamentarians from Coventry and Birmingham but fought them off in an area to the south of the church.  A civil war bullet hole remains in one of the church windows.
The church dates from Norman times.  Curdworth was the mother parish for hamlet of Minworth.   

LINKS:
Warwickshire Communitites
Victoria County History from British History Online

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