Willoughby on the Wolds

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Willoughby on the Wolds
Willoughby on the Wolds is located in Nottinghamshire
Willoughby on the Wolds
Willoughby on the Wolds
Willoughby on the Wolds shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 572 (2011)
OS grid reference SK637253
District
  • Rushcliffe
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LOUGHBOROUGH
Postcode district LE12
Dialling code 01509
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
  • Rushcliffe
List of places
UK
England
Nottinghamshire
52°49′N 1°04′W / 52.82°N 1.06°W / 52.82; -1.06Coordinates: 52°49′N 1°04′W / 52.82°N 1.06°W / 52.82; -1.06
Willoughby on the Wolds Village Hall
Willoughby on the Wolds St Marys and All Saints

Willoughby on the Wolds is a small village in Nottinghamshire, England, on the border with Leicestershire. Its nearest neighbouring villages are Wysall, Widmerpool, Wymeswold and Keyworth, with the nearest towns and cities being Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Nottingham and Leicester. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 484,[1] increasing to 572 at the 2011 census.[2]

The village has its own Parish Council and comes within the jurisdiction of the Nottinghamshire County Council.[3] but its postal address is Leicestershire.

The village is the approximate location of the minor civil war battle of Willoughby Field which took place in July 1648. It is also closely linked with the Roman encampment of Vernometum on the Fosse way which runs only a few hundred yards from the village.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Office For National Statistics
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Willoughby On The Wolds Parish Council

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