Studley is a big town as well as civil parish in the Stratford-on-Avon area of Warwickshire, England. Positioned on the western edge of Warwickshire near the border with Worcestershire it is 4 miles (6 kilometres) southeast of Redditch and 13 miles (21 km) northwest of Stratford-upon-Avon. The Roman road of Ryknild Street, now the A435, passes through the village on its eastern side, parallel to the River Arrow. The name originates from the Old English leah, being a field or field, where horses, stod, are maintained. Studley is often asserted to be the biggest village in England, nonetheless, this is incorrect as it is not also the largest town in Warwickshire. Although Polesworth as well as Bulkington are larger, by population, they could be classified as a suv. The United Kingdom Census 2001 reported Studley's population as being 6,624, reducing to 5,879 at the 2011 Census.