Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Polesworth is a former coal mining village in Warwickshire, 4 miles from Atherstone and on the River Anker.

St. Editha`s Church was part of the Benedictine Polesworth Abbey, founded by St. Modwenna and King Egbert in the 9th century. The first abbess was St. Editha, Egbert`s daughter.The nave is 12th century. There is a stone effigy, the face worn away by pilgrims, believed to be of one of the abbesses. If so, it is unique. But some believe it is St. Editha herself.

The mediaeval Abbey Gatehouse, leads off the High Street. There is also a timber framed tithe barn and a dovecote.

A 17th century school stands at the centre of the village.

Pooley Hall was rebuilt in 1509. It preserves an old chapel.

The poets Michael Drayton and John Donne, and possibly William Shakespeare, have connections with Polesworth.

Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Polesworth for groups.

Places in Polesworth

Polesworth Station