Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Warwickshire Places (2) : Danzey Green

Danzey Green is a small village near to Tanworth-in-Arden (just over a kilometre and a half away to the North). Danzey Green is rural and it's most notable buildings is Danzey Green Farm which dates from the mid to late eighteenth century [1]. There was also once a windmill though this was already derelict by the late nineteenth century [2] having been damaged in a storm. The windmill was dismantled and moved to the Avoncroft Museum of Buildings in Bromsgrove in 1969.

Danzey railway station was opened in 1908 and still exists despite the small local population, however it was mostly intended for residents of Tanworth as the station bore the name Danzey for Tanworth for a time [3].
Stood on the railway platform, the view emphasises the rural nature of the station surroundings

The wonderfully named Pigs Trot Lane stretches away to the left

A road sign thats seen some life

Danzey Green Lane


Danzey station

[1] "Parishes: Tanworth." A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 5, Kington Hundred. Ed. L F Salzman. London: Victoria County History, 1949. 165-175. British History Online. Web. 9 April 2019. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/warks/vol5/pp165-175.
[2] Nikolaus Pevsner & Alexandra Wedgwood, Warwickshire (Penguin, 1966) p. 431
[3] Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith, Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham (Moor Street) (Middleton Press, 2006) Fig. 55