Willey, Warwickshire

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Willey
The Main Street in Willey, Warwickshire - geograph.org.uk - 619574.jpg
The Main Street in Willey
Willey is located in Warwickshire
Willey
Willey
Location within Warwickshire
Population155 (2011)
OS grid referenceSP495848
Civil parish
  • Willey
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRugby
Postcode districtCV23
PoliceWarwickshire
FireWarwickshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire
52°27′32″N 1°16′23″W / 52.45891°N 1.27293°W / 52.45891; -1.27293Coordinates: 52°27′32″N 1°16′23″W / 52.45891°N 1.27293°W / 52.45891; -1.27293

Willey is a rural village and civil parish in the English county of Warwickshire. In the 2001 census the parish had a population of 145, increasing to 155 at the 2011 census.[1]

Administratively it forms part of the borough of Rugby; geographically it is about six miles (10 km) north of Rugby, just west of the A5 road (Watling Street) that marks the county boundary with Leicestershire. Just to the east of the village are the remains of the dismantled Rugby to Leicester railway line.[2]

The village church of St Leonard in Willey is Grade II* listed.[3]

The village pub in Willey is called the "Sarah Mansfield"; it gained that name in the 1970s, when the then licensee named it in memory of his grandmother. The pub was previously named "The Plough.".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WILLEY Parish in West Midlands". City Population. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b Geoff, Allen (2000). Warwickshire Towns & Villages. Sigma Press. p. 153. ISBN 1-85058-642-X.
  3. ^ "Church of St Leonard A Grade II* Listed Building in Willey, Warwickshire". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 19 November 2018.

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