Place:Warwickshire, England

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NameWarwickshire
Alt namesWARsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002).
Warkssource: Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
Warwsource: Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xviii
Warwicksource: Family History Library Catalog
Warwkssource: BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002; UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [web site] (1997-98) accessed 16 Dec 2002
Warwickssource: abbreviation
Warkssource: abbreviation
TypeHistoric county, Administrative county, Modern county
Coordinates52.2°N 1.617°W
Located inEngland
Contained Places
Ancient parish
Aston
Civil parish
Ansley
Atherstone
Burmington
Harbury
Mancetter
District
Rugby (district) ( 1894 - 1974 )
Southam (district) ( 1894 - 1974 )
Former parish
Bulkington
Inhabited place
Abbots Salford
Admington
Alcester
Alderminster
Ansley
Ansty
Arley
Arrow
Astley
Atherstone
Austrey
Baddesley Ensor
Bedworth
Bidford-on-Avon
Billesley
Bilton
Binley Woods
Binton
Birmingham ( - 1974 )
Bishops Tachbrook
Brinklow
Broadwell
Broom
Brownsover
Bulkington
Burmington
Burton Green
Chesterton
Clifford Chambers ( 1931 - )
Clifton-upon-Dunsmore
Coleshill
Cosford
Coventry
Dordon
Dunchurch
Edgbaston
Ettington
Fenny Compton
Fillongley
Flecknoe
Gaydon
Great Alne
Halford
Hampton Lucy
Harbury
Hartshill
Hatton
Henley-in-Arden
Kenilworth
Kineton
Kingsbury
Leamington Hastings
Leamington Spa
Leek Wootton
Lillington
Long Compton
Long Lawford
Loxley
Mancetter
Merevale
Middleton
Monks Kirby
Napton-on-the-Hill
New Bilton
Newbold-on-Avon
Newton Regis
Newton
Nuneaton ( 1000 - )
Offchurch
Old Milverton
Oxhill
Polesworth
Preston-on-Stour ( 1931 - )
Princethorpe
Radford Semele
Radway
Rowington
Rugby
Ryton-on-Dunsmore
Shilton
Shipston-on-Stour
Shustoke
Snitterfield
Solihull
Southam
Stoneleigh
Stratford-upon-Avon
Stretton-on-Dunsmore
Stretton-under-Fosse
Studley
Sutton Coldfield
Tanworth-in-Arden
Thurlaston
Upton
Walton
Warmington
Warwick
Water Orton
Welford-on-Avon ( - 1931 )
Wellesbourne
Whichford
Whitnash
Wibtoft
Willey
Willoughby
Withybrook
Wolfhampcote
Wolston
Wolvey
Wootton Wawen
Wormleighton
Parish
Aston Cantlow
Fenny Compton
Long Marston ( 1931 - present )
Salford Priors
Tidmington
Wroxall
Registration district
Birmingham Registration District
Shipton-on-Stour Registration District ( 1837 - )
Stratford-upon-Avon Registration District ( 1837 - )
Suburb
Milverton
Unknown
Allesley
Almington and Stony-Delph
Alveston
Ashow
Ashted
Aston-Brook
Atherstone-on-Stour
Attleborough
Avon-Dassett
Baddesley-Clinton
Baginton
Balsall
Barcheston
Barford
Barston
Barton-on-the-Heath
Baxterley
Bearley
Beaudesert
Beausall
Bentley Heath
Bentley
Berkeswell
Bickenhill
Binley
Birdingbury
Bishops-Itchington
Bishopton
Bordesley
Bourton-upon-Dunsmoor
Brailes
Brandon and Bretford
Bubbenhall
Budbrooke
Burton-Dassett
Burton-Hastings
Bushwood
Butlers-Marston
Caldecote
Calverdon
Castle Bromwich
Chadshunt
Chapel Ascote
Charlcote
Cherington
Chilvers-Coton
Church Lawford
Church-Over
Claverdon
Combe-Fields
Combrook
Compton-Verney
Compton-Wyniates
Copston-Magna
Corley
Coughton Court ( 1500 - )
Coughton
Coundon
Cubbington
Curdworth
Deritend
Dorridge
Dorsington
Draycote
Duddeston-cum-Nechells
Durrington
Easenhall
Eathorpe
Elmdon
Emscote
Erdington
Exhall (near Alcester)
Exhall (near Coventry)
Farnborough
Foleshill
Foxcote
Frankton
Fulbrook
Grafton-Temple
Grandborough
Great Harborough
Great Packington
Great and Little Wolford
Grendon
Guy's-Cliff
Hampton-in-Arden
Hampton-on-the-Hill
Hardwick-Priors
Haseley
Haselor
Hawkesbury
Hill
Hillmorton
Hockley-Heath
Hodnel
Honily
Honington
Hunningham
Hydes-Pasture
Idlicote
Ilmington
Ipsley
Keresley
Kingston
Kinwalsey
Kinwarton
Knowle
Ladbrooke
Langley
Lapworth
Lea-Marston
Lighthorne
Little Compton
Little Lawford
Little Packington
Long Itchington
Lower Radbourne
Lower Shuckburgh
Luddington and Dodwell
Marston-Priors
Marton
Maxstoke
Meriden
Minworth
Mockley
Moreton-Morrell
Morton-Baggott
Nether Whitacre
New Milverton
Newbold-Pacey
Newbold-upon-Avon
Newnham-Regis
Newton and Biggin
Northfield
Norton-Lindsey
Nuthurst
Old Stratford
Oldberrow
Oldbury
Over Whitacre
Oversley
Packwood
Pailton
Pillerton-Hersey
Pillerton-Priors
Preston-Baggott
Ratley
Saltley
Sambourn
Seckington
Sheldon
Sherborne
Shirley
Shotswell
Shottery
Shrewley
Shuttington
Smallheath
Smethwick
Sowe
Sparkbrook
Spernall
Stivichall
Stockingford
Stockton
Stoke
Stourton
Stretton
Stretton-Baskerville
Stretton-on-the-Foss
Stretton-under-Foss
Stretton-upon-Dunsmore
Sutton-under-Brails
Tachbrook-Mallory
Tamworth-Castle
Tweedmouth
Tysoe
Ufton
Ullenhall
Upper Radbourne
Upper Shuckburgh
Wappenbury
Warton
Wasperton
Watergall
Weddington
Weethley
Welford
Wellesbourne-Hastings
Wellesbourne-Mountford
Weston
Weston-under-Weatherley
Westwood
Whatcote
Whitchurch
Willenhall
Willington
Wills Pastures
Wilmcote
Wilnecote and Castle Liberty
Wilnecote
Wishaw
Wixford
Wolfhamcote
Wolverton
Wyken
Yardley
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Warwickshire ( or ) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in the West Midlands region of England. The county town is Warwick, although the largest town is Nuneaton. The county is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare and George Eliot. Commonly used abbreviations for the county are Warks or Warwicks.

The county is divided into five districts of North Warwickshire, Nuneaton & Bedworth, Rugby, Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon. The current county boundaries were set in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972. The historic county boundaries also included Coventry and Solihull, as well as much of Birmingham. The county is bordered by Gloucestershire to the south west, Worcestershire and the West Midlands to the west, Staffordshire to the north west, Leicestershire to the north east, Northamptonshire to the east and Oxfordshire to the south and south east.

For Eurostat purposes it is a NUTS 3 region (code UKG13) and is one of three counties that comprise the "Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire" NUTS 2 region.

History

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Warwickshire came into being as a division of the kingdom of Mercia in the early 11th century. The first reference to Warwickshire was in 1001, as Wæringscīr named after Warwick (meaning "dwellings by the weir").

During the Middle Ages Warwickshire was dominated by Coventry, which was at the time one of the most important cities in England due to its textiles trade in the heart of England. Warwickshire played a key part in the English Civil War, with the Battle of Edgehill and other skirmishes taking place in the county. During the Industrial Revolution Warwickshire became one of Britain's foremost industrial counties, with the large industrial cities of Birmingham and Coventry within its boundaries.

Boundary changes

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