Wardley, Rutland

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St Botolph's Church, Wardley, Rutland, England.jpg
St Botolph's Church, Wardley
Wardley is located in Rutland
Wardley shown within Rutland
Area 1.17 sq mi (3.0 km2[1]
Population 32 2001 Census[2]
• Density 27/sq mi (10/km2)
OS grid reference SK830003
• London 81 miles (130 km) SSE
Unitary authority
Shire county
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town OAKHAM
Postcode district LE15
Dialling code 01572
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°35′42″N 0°46′34″W / 52.595°N 0.776°W / 52.595; -0.776Coordinates: 52°35′42″N 0°46′34″W / 52.595°N 0.776°W / 52.595; -0.776

Wardley is a village and civil parish in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. The population at the 2001 census was 32. At the 2011 census the population remained less than 100 and is included in the civil parish of Ridlington. It is located about two miles (3 km) west of Uppingham, close to the A47.

The manor is not mentioned in Domesday Book, but was probably among the unnamed berewicks attached to Ridlington. By the early 12th century it was in the hands of Richard Basset, who granted it to Launde Priory in Leicestershire with whom it remained until the Dissolution.

St Botolph's parish church is Grade II* listed.[3] In 2016 the church passed into the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[4]

The two-mile (3 km) £1.9 million Wardley Hill Improvement for the A47 opened in October 1987 when the road through the village became a dead end.

The village has no mains water supply, instead water is supplied from a borehole.[5]

Wardley Wood, owned by the Forestry Commission, is an ancient woodland on a hillside.[6]

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