Stretton on Dunsmore
Stretton on Dunsmore

Origin: Tun on a Roman road and Dunns moor

Domesday: Of the fief of Earl Roger holds 5 hides. There is land for 7 ploughs. In demesne are 3 ploughs and 8 slaves and 20 villans bordars with 14 ploughs. There are 5 acres of meadow and woodland 3 furlongs long and 1 broad. It was worth 3 and afterwards 100s now 6.

 

Approached off the A45, then off the now relatively quiet Fosse Way (an old Roman Road) Stretton nestles peacefully around a village centre complete with timber framed houses and the proverbial babbling brook. The village has a timeless feel to it but with the potential for a new airport nearby that could well change.

 

The church looks ancient but was in fact built in 1837 as a replacement for the old church which was adjacent The church yard has gravestones which well predate the present church and there are tablets in the church which were transferred from old to new.

 

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Opposite the church are a couple of impressive houses, Stretton House which looks Georgian and a large white building typical of a manor house.

My interest is in the White family starting with Joseph who was born 1747