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Worcestershire, Warwickshire
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St Mary & Holy Cross parish church
Grid reference: SP2348
Location: 52°7’48"N, 1°39’36"W
Population: 491
Post town: Stratford-upon-Avon
Postcode: CV37
Dialling code: 01789
Local Government
Council: Stratford-on-Avon
Website: Alderminster Parish Council

Alderminster is a village and parish on the River Stour about four miles south of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire. The parish, along with those of Shipston-on-Stour, Tidmington and Tredington form a detached part of Worcestershire locally situate in Warwickshire.The village is on the A3400 road between Stratford-upon-Avon and Shipston-on-Stour. The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 491.[1]


The first mention of a post office in the village is in July 1849, when a type of postmark known as an undated circle was issued.[2] The post office closed in 1973.


  1. "Area: Alderminster (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  2. The Undated Circular Marks of the Midland Counties. The Midland (GB) Postal History Society. 1997. p. 151. ISBN 0-9513311-3-2. 

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