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Cestersover
Civil parish
  • Pailton
District
  • Rugby
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
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UK
England
Warwickshire
52°26′06″N 1°15′36″W / 52.435°N 1.260°W / 52.435; -1.260Coordinates: 52°26′06″N 1°15′36″W / 52.435°N 1.260°W / 52.435; -1.260

Cestersover is a deserted village in Warwickshire, England, now in the civil parish of Pailton.

History

It was a hamlet of Monks Kirby and was site of a watermill, a sizeable village and a chapel. The manor of Cestersover was held by the Waver (or Wara) family from at least the Norman Conquest; and the name of the village derives from Thester Wara (meaning "the Eastern" Wara).

The village was abandoned around 1467 when Henry Waver, who had made his fortune as a London draper (and was appointed a Sheriff of London) was granted permission to rebuild the ancient manor with turrets and crenelations and to enclose 500 acres of land.

Current state

Today, remains of a moat and parts of the old manor are visible.

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