Infobox UK place
country = England
civil_parish = Ansty
population = 318 (2001)
region= West Midlands
postcode_district = CV7
static_image_caption= "The main road through Ansty"
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Ansty is a village and
civil parishin the Rugby borough of Warwickshirewith a population of 318 (2001 census) [ [http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/viewFullDataset.do?instanceSelection=03070&productId=779&$ph=60_61&datasetInstanceId=3070&startColumn=1&numberOfColumns=4&containerAreaId=790539 ONS Neighbourhood Statsitics] ] . The village is actually located just outside Coventryand was historically part of the County of the City of Coventry.
The village is near the M6 and
M69 motorways. The Oxford Canalalso passes through the village.
Ansty was mentioned in the
Domesday Bookas being part of the hundred of Brinklow; the main landowner was Lady Godiva. Its name came from Anglo-Saxon "Ānstīg" = "one-path", i.e. "lonely or narrow path" or "path linking other paths".
The village has a pub next to the canal called the "Rose and Castle Inn". It also contains the Church of St James which is mostly Victorian but includes parts from the 13th and 14th centuries. Just outside Ansty is
Ansty Hallwhich dates from 1678, and was built by the former RoundheadRichard Taylor. It is now a hotel. Also in the village is the "Ansty Social Club", as well as the "Ansty Golf Club".
Named after the village is the Ansty Rolls-Royce engineering works, located just south of the village.
* Allen, Geoff, (2000) "Warwickshire Towns & Villages", ISBN 1 85058 642 X
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