An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Town & Castle of Warwick;: And of the Neighbouring Spa of Leamington: to which are Added, Short Notices of the Towns, Villages, &c. Within the Circuit of Ten Miles. Intended Principally for the Information of Strangers ...

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H. Sharpe, and sold by Messrs. Rivington, London, and all other booksellers, 1815 - Leamington (England) - 468 pages
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Page 389 - Offchurch, ahout three miles east of Leamington, is said to derive its name from Offa, king of the Mercians, who had a residence here. In the time of Edward the Confessor it was part of the extensive possessions of Earl Leofric, who bestowed it upon the monks of Coventry. At the Dissolution, Offchurch was granted by Henry VIII. to Sir Edmund Knightley, in whose family the manor remained, till, by the marriage...
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