Barford is a village and civil parish in the Warwick district of Warwickshire, England, about three miles south of Warwick. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 1,171. The Joint Parish Council also runs the villages of Sherbourne and Wasperton. In March 2014 "The Sunday Times" listed the village as one of the Top 10 places to live in The Midlands. In the village there are two pubs, a hotel with swimming pool, and a village shop owned and run by the community. The Church of England primary school that is in the village is called "Barford St. Peters". The University of Warwick Boat Club trains on the River Avon at Barford.
Barford is served by Stagecoach bus routes X18 and 18A which link it with Coventry, Leamington Spa, Warwick and Stratford Upon Avon. The M40 motorway is just 1.5 miles from the village, with Warwick and Warwick Parkway railway stations just over 4 miles away.
Notable people from Barford
- Joseph Arch (1826-1919), first president of the National Agricultural Labourers Union and Liberal MP. One of the two pubs in Barford is named after him.
- Annie Butler (4 June 1897-28 September 2009), English supercentenarian, who, at the age of 112, was the second-oldest person in the United Kingdom until her death in 2009.
- John Fairfax (24 October 1804 – 16 June 1877), English-born journalist, is notable for the incorporation of the major newspapers of modern day Australia.
- http://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/news/local-news/leamington-and-barford-named-in-midlands-best-places-to-live-list-1-5952727 Local newspaper report on the placing
- http://www.barfordvillageshop.org.uk/ The shop website
- http://www.barfordschool.org/ The school's website
- http://www.stagecoachbus.com Search for timetables
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