Birdingbury

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Coordinates: 52°18′45″N 1°21′43″W / 52.312496°N 1.361839°W / 52.312496; -1.361839

Birdingbury
Birdingbury is located in Warwickshire
Birdingbury
Birdingbury
 Birdingbury shown within Warwickshire
Population 327 (2001)
OS grid reference SP4368
Civil parish Birdingbury
District Rugby
Shire county Warwickshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RUGBY
Postcode district CV23
Dialling code 01926
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Rugby and Kenilworth
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Warwickshire

Birdingbury is a village and civil parish in the Rugby district of Warwickshire, England, just south of the River Leam, and not far from Draycote Water. It is located roughly half way between Rugby and Leamington Spa, about eight miles from each. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 327.

History[edit]

The village appears as Birbury on the Christopher Saxton map of 1637. Birdingbury today consists mostly of 20th century developments, but Birdingbury Hall dates back to the early 17th century, and was rebuilt in Jacobean style in 1859 following a major fire. St Leonard's Church in the village is partly Victorian and partly Georgian. Birdingbury once had a station, about a mile north of the village centre, and opened in 1851, on the former Rugby to Leamington Spa railway line, which has been partly converted into a cycleway as part of the National Cycle Network

Events and amenities[edit]

The village holds the annual Birdingbury Country Festival each summer.

The Birdingbury Club, in the former school building, is open most nights of the week and runs a number of events and entertainment throughout the year.

In March 2009, Birdingbury Village Plan was officially opened to the public. The village plan consists of anonymous views from the village people, answers to a village questionsaire and other sections about the village, for example the history of Birdingbury.

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