Wibtoft

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Wibtoft
Green Lane, Wibtoft - geograph.org.uk - 619260.jpg
Green Lane, Wibtoft
Wibtoft is located in Warwickshire
Wibtoft
Wibtoft
Location within Warwickshire
Population50 (2001)
OS grid referenceSP4787
Civil parish
  • Wibtoft
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLUTTERWORTH
Postcode districtLE17
Dialling code01455
PoliceWarwickshire
FireWarwickshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
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UK
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Warwickshire
52°28′59″N 1°18′02″W / 52.482983°N 1.300466°W / 52.482983; -1.300466Coordinates: 52°28′59″N 1°18′02″W / 52.482983°N 1.300466°W / 52.482983; -1.300466

Wibtoft is a small village and civil parish in north-eastern Warwickshire, England. The village was originally within the civil parish of Claybrooke Magna in Leicestershire and is mostly an agricultural community. According to the 2001 Census, it had a population of 50; for the 2011 census, the population has been included in Monks Kirby.

The village is next to the A5 road (Watling Street), which here defines the border between Warwickshire and Leicestershire. Wibtoft is about 8 miles (13 km) north of Rugby and is in an outlying part of the Borough of Rugby. About half a mile north of Wibtoft is High Cross (Veronae), the point at which the old Roman roads of Watling Street and Fosse Way cross.

Due to its location in a sheltered valley just south of High Cross, and local finds of Roman coins and stonework, some historians have speculated that it sits upon the site of a Roman settlement; William Dugdale believed that it occupied the site of the Roman town of Cleychester.[1][2]

Wibtoft consists of a single narrow road called Green Lane. Due to its small size it has neither shops nor pubs, but does have a small church dedicated to St Mary.[1] The ecclesiastical parish crosses the county boundary and is 'Claybrooke cum Wibtoft'[3] and thus falls in the Diocese of Leicester.

The name of the village has Danish origin, and was mentioned in the Domesday Book as Wibetot.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Geoff, Allen (2000). Warwickshire Towns & Villages. Sigma Press. pp. 152–153. ISBN 1-85058-642-X.
  2. ^ a b "Wibtoft". Shakespeare Country. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  3. ^ The Church of England

External links[edit]

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