Talk:Willoughby, Warwickshire

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Location of prisons[edit]

  • Anyone who doubts which parish (and county) the prisons & the Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre are in has probably been misled by the fact that they all have the postal address "Willoughby, Rugby, Warwickshire" and a CV23 postcode – or by press reports referring to "Onley in Warwickshire". The postal address, however, is merely for the operational convenience of Royal Mail. These establishments are all within the parish of Barby, Northamptonshire. For further evidence, please look at Ordnance Survey map with grid reference SP 518702; or at various Hansard reports. For example, the House of Lords report for 28 January 1999 (column 161WA) regarding Rainsbrook STC quite clearly refers to "Onley in Northamptonshire". Or (as I did) ask the person who has been Clerk to Willoughby Parish Council since 1993. He will tell you that Willoughby residents often have to contend with people and delivery vehicles arriving at the village when trying to reach the prisons, the YOI or the STC. Duff info posted on Wikipedia will not help! NinetyCharacters (talk) 15:31, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Interesting, as I phoned HMP Onley today, and they were unequivocal in claiming that Onley Prison was in Warwickshire. the operator even said that the Lord Lieutenant for Warwickshire, has been to the prison and given out prizes etc on behalf of the county.Bleaney (talk) 14:36, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Regardless of what the telephone operator at Onley prison happens to believe Willoughby is without doubt in the County of Warwickshire whilst Onley is in the County of Northamptonshire. The county boundry can be verified by looking at an Ordinance Survey map of the area. The prison happens to have a Willoughby postal address purely at the whim of Royal Mail and as is alluded to above this continues to cause confusion, wasted time and money. A resident of Pye Court. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:38, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
  • I know Willoughby well: until 1963 I lived in Rugby, Warwickshire. (It can get confusing when a place in one county gets its mail via a sorting office in another county.) Anthony Appleyard (talk) 05:24, 23 April 2012 (UTC)