Stockingford
Stockingford

Origin: Ford with a stock or tree-trunk

Domesday: No mention

Settlement to the west of Nuneaton and now subsumed by its larger neighbour No old buildings of note, a substantial part of the parish is Victorian housing, built by the product of, and for the workers of, the various brick and tile works which were major employers at that time.

The parish church is also Victorian brick. More recent housing in the 1930s began to encroach on green field sites beyond The Round Towers (the entrance to Arbury Hall). In the past 20 years there has been a further substantial expansion of house building on the old brick and tile works and further out

 

The Stockingford Methodist chapel is quite an impressive structure of red brick (what else?) and it was here I was christened, my parents married and my mother (and her siblings) christened my grandfather Herbert Dunning was Superintendent at the chapel and a local lay preacher which further reinforces the connection.

 

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The family moved to Stockingford between 1880 and 1890 when my great grandfather David Dunning gave up being an agricultural labourer and went to work at the brick works- a move not without risk as he subsequently lost his arm at work.

For a description of the village in the late 1900s a Kellys Guide of 1936 is attached.