Withybrook is a rural village and civil parish in Warwickshire.  With a population of 242 in 2011.

The village is located in a valley just west of the old Fosse Way about halfway between Rugby and Nuneaton. Withybrook was originally known as Willowbrook taking its name from the large number of willow trees along the side of the brook. These in turn produced withes – used for thatching etc. and in time, the village name was shortened to Withybrook. The 17th century pub The Pheasant formerly known as the Half Moon is beside the brook from which the village derives its name.

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The village itself consists of the village of Withybrook and the hamlet of Hopsford, traces of the former large settlement on the site can still be found.

The village church of All Saints dates from the medieval period and was extensively restored in 1995. The non-conformist chapel laterly occupied by the Congregational Church was located to the south east of Overstone Road.  It was constructed in the early 19th century and demolished in the 1980`s.  The chapel burial ground includes the remains of a substantial part of the population of the village and approximately 40 burial monuments and the foundations of the chapel are visible.

For more indepth information please see the Withybrook entry on London University's website British History Online

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