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   Stockton Locks

Stockton lies about 1.5 miles east of Southam and has a population of about 1500.

The name of Stockton was first recorded in 1272 and could have two origins. It could mean a fenced enclosure or it could derive from “Stoke”, a dwelling place.

Its history over the last 200 years lies in the manufacture of cement and there are several disused quarries in the parish. Many of the houses in the village have a distinctive style and were originally built by the cement companies for their workers. They also provided a working men’s club and a company shop, now a chairmakers.

The parish is now a centre for the canal holiday business with several marinas nearby and a new canal boat training centre.

The train line from Leamington to Daventry is long gone but part of the line, the Stockton Cutting, is now a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the plants that grow in the calcerous soil, and Tasker’s Meadow next to the cutting is a haven for wild flowers.

Although the site of the parish church, St Michael, is much older, the current buildings date from about 1530 with later Victorian alterations.

Canal Boating Holidays and Short BreaksNapton Narrowboats offer self-drive canal boating holidays for short breaks, weekly or even longer holidays.  They are located at the...

 Activities /  Stockton

A place to relax. The inn was originally an 18th century farmhouse. It first became an inn when the early canal travellers stopped for evening...

 Food & Drink /  Stockton

Canal Boatyard, Marina Moorings, Canal Boat Holiday Hire & Marine Engineering Services. Calcutt Boats Ltd is a full service boatyard set in 40 acres of...

 Activities /  Stockton

Self drive narrowboat hire in the Heart of Warwickshire Narrowboats for short breaks and longer holidays on the Warwickshire canals, beginners welcome, full instruction given.

 Activities /  Stockton

Licensed Social Club open every day with bar, games & function rooms, regular entertainment and food nights. The Nelson Club was established in 1914 and...

 Food & Drink /  Stockton

Vintage, Antiques and Retro items We are sellers of antiques, vintage furniture home-wares, clothing, garden items and curios.  Painted furniture by Recycle Disciples and art...

 Shopping /  Stockton