Wikipedia:WikiProject UK geography

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Welcome back to the UK geography WikiProject.
...on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.

Welcome to the United Kingdom Geography WikiProject. We are a user group dedicated to improving and expanding Wikipedia's coverage of articles related to the Geography of the United Kingdom.

Although our remit is broad, extending from the climate to infrastructure through to the geology and local government in the United Kingdom, we are most closely involved with facilitating the development of Britain's settlements and divisions of land, and ensuring a consistent approach is taken across the United Kingdom's geography class articles.

WikiProject UK Geography is the mother WikiProject of many British local Wikiprojects, and thus is here to co-ordinate and centralise the sharing of ideas and guidelines, developing writing standards, infoboxes, and other data presentation formats, and for setting up collaborations with the goal of reaching featured status for important UK places and geographical articles. Don't be put off by the word "geography", it just means writing about your local area!


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UK-icon.png AimsEdit

Many of WikiProject UK Geography's daughter projects have identified their own objectives and key articles to develop towards the featured article standard, which this project wholly supports and encourages. However, this project also aims to facilitate the development of a number of key articles related to the overall geography of the United Kingdom:

Short termEdit

Our aims in the short term, are to achieve the following:

Mid termEdit

Our mid-term aims for the project are:

Long termEdit

Our long term aims for the project are:
  • Improving all Wikipedia articles that are concerned with the geography of the United Kingdom, including its history, geography, people, constructions and buildings, etc. etc.
  • All relevant articles should be included in the Category:United Kingdom or one of its subcategories.
  • Articles on all UK subdivisions, settlements, and other notable geographical features.

To-do listEdit

To add this to-do list to your userpage use: {{Wikipedia:WikiProject_UK_geography/todo}}

UK geography to do list
Bring to featured quality

More in A-class and GA-class.

Articles needing: Requested articles

More: requested articles

Other tasks
edit watch

UK-icon.png GuidelinesEdit

Guidelines at WikiProject UK Geography are a key element of how the project operates; they ensure that the UK's articles have a consistent House Style and provide a lasting consistency for our readers to benefit from. Working in partnership with "international" WikiProjects, UK Geography has developed the following Project guidelines which indicate standardised, consensual recommended approaches when writing about certain aspects of Britain's geography. They each include tips on obtaining the highest of awards for articles:

UK-icon.png Embedded Audio PronunciationsEdit


A new sub-project has been set up to complement the work done within WP:UKGEO. Wikipedia:WikiProject UK geography/Embedded Audio Pronunciations seeks to provide a comprehensive, high-quality range of audio files consisting of native British English pronunciations of relevant words and names: counties, settlements, rivers, mountains and so on. Ideally, both "Received Pronunciation" and local accent variations would be provided, and a repository of public-domain or GFDL-licensed files built up for the benefit of anybody interested in the UK and the English language. In particular, every file provided would ideally be linked to the relevant Wikipedia article. More information and guidelines are provided at this page.

UK-icon.png TemplatesEdit

For templates used for the administration and organisation of the Project and its remit, see Wikipedia:WikiProject UK geography/Templates.

UK-icon.png Assessment and progress of articlesEdit

On the right of this page is a bot-generated table of the assessment process of WikiProject UK geography supported articles. The stats are generated automatically daily, but they can be updated manually by entering UK geography (and replacing Foobar) into the Category box here.

The project has categorised articles according to the WP 1.0 criteria:

  • Featured Articles: need little or no work.
  • 'A' class: need a very small amount of work, followed by FA nomination.
  • Good Articles: a little more work required.
  • 'B' class: getting there - overall structure in place, but more work needed on the detail, more references etc
  • 'C' class: starting to come together but may still lack a major section, significant referencing etc
  • Start class: short, lacks details, key facts, illustration, etc.
  • Stub class: very short, lacking important details.
  • There is a list of very short "stub" articles here.

UK-icon.png Useful toolsEdit

Main tool page:
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.
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UK-icon.png ResourcesEdit

Bedfordshire Bedfordshire facts & figures
· Luton
Berkshire West Berkshire 2001 Census data
Bristol Ward finder
· Milton Keynes
· Peterborough 2001 Census Profile of Peterborough Cambridgeshire County Council, June 2003
Cheshire *George Ormerod, The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, Vol. 1 2 3, (1819) (Historical & census)
· Halton
· Warrington
Cornwall Parish population data
· Isles of Scilly
Cumbria Census 2001
· Derby
Devon See the Devon WikiProject list of resources.
· Plymouth
· Torbay
Dorset Parish population data (import should be complete)
· Bournemouth
· Poole
County Durham Durham County Council 2001 Census data
· Darlington
· Hartlepool
· Stockton-on-Tees
East Riding of Yorkshire
· Kingston-upon-Hull
East Sussex
· Brighton and Hove
Essex Epping Forest census data (includes 1961-2001)
· Southend-on-Sea
· Thurrock
· South Gloucestershire
Greater London
Greater Manchester
Hampshire 2001 census
· Southampton
· Portsmouth
Herefordshire 2001 census Population and demographics Excel sheet of Parish population histories
Hertfordshire Population and census data
Isle of Wight
Kent 2001 Census Area Profiles
· Medway
· Blackburn with Darwen
· Blackpool
Leicestershire Census 2001
· Leicester
Lincolnshire Parish population profiles
· North Lincolnshire
· North East Lincolnshire
Norfolk Census population (Excel speadsheet) South Norfolk: parish data and ward data Links to parish websites in Breckland Breckland further data
North Yorkshire
· York
· Middlesbrough
· Redcar and Cleveland
· Stockton-on-Tees
· Northamptonshire
Northumberland Tynedale population data (PDF)
· Nottingham
· Telford and Wrekin
Somerset Parish population data
· Bath and North East Somerset Census Data
· North Somerset Census Information
South Yorkshire
Staffordshire Local government history
· Stoke-on-Trent
Tyne and Wear
West Midlands
West Sussex Ward profiles
West Yorkshire
Wiltshire Wiltshire Community History from Wiltshire County Council giving brief historical information and references for settlements including old maps and Population by community 1801–2001 census data
· Swindon Population by community 1801–2001 census data at Wiltshire Community History from Wiltshire County Council

UK-icon.png ParticipantsEdit

You don't need to be British to help with this WikiProject. We welcome all registered editors good with layout and prose, and non-British editors who can point out when we've wrongly assumed we don't need to explain or define something for the reader, or failed to properly establish the context of an article.

To add a UK geography userbox to your user page, please add {{User WP UK geo}} to your talk page to generate...
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To add your name to the table, please visit the participants page.

User Location Interests and specialist knowledge Any daughter WikiProjects
EverythingGeography (talk) Oxfordshire Anything related to UK Human Geography.
Jza84* (talk) Shaw and Crompton & Oldham In addition to the Greater Manchester Wikiproject, I'm interested in guidelines. WikiProject Greater Manchester
Ddstretch (talk) Stoke on Trent and Crewe and Nantwich Cheshire and all related articles. Also matters concerning parishes (civil and ecclesiastical) in the UK. WikiProject Cheshire and The Cheshire Portal.
Geoffb57* (talk) Colchester North-East Essex
Traveler100 (talk) - Photographs and images -
Rodw (talk) Chew Valley Bristol and Somerset, Rivers & hills, industrial & architectural heritage WikiProject Somerset and WikiProject Bristol
Chaosdruid* (talk) Norwich Norfolk Tameside, Greater Manchester, Geology, Maps and History interest me WikiProject Greater Manchester
Epbr123 (talk) Kent Kent towns and villages WikiProject Kent
Dbam (talk) Yorkshire North East England settlements, particularly around southeast Northumberland, North Tyneside and Newcastle upon Tyne.
Hassocks5489 (talk) West Sussex Places in Sussex, especially Crawley, Brighton & Hove and the towns and villages of Mid Sussex; photographs; transport information; spoken versions of articles within this WikiProject. WikiProject Brighton and WikiProject Sussex
Rudget (talk) Greater Manchester Northern England related articles, i.e. Greater Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds etc. WikiProject Greater Manchester & WikiProject Cities. More shown here
Bluegoblin7 (talk) Derbyshire Trams, Trains, Derbyshire WikiProject Derbyshire

Twinney12 (talk) Chester Chester Cheshire and all related articles. WikiProject Cheshire and The Cheshire Portal.
Yozzer66 (Talk) Stoke-on-Trent South-West Lancashire, Merseyside, North Staffordshire
Harkey Lodger (talk) Yorkshire Yorkshire and Natural Areas of England WikiProject Yorkshire
Tmol42 (talk) Buckinghamshire Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire specifically Chiltern Hills local and natural history and landscape
Seaserpent85 (talk) Berkshire WikiProject Berkshire
thedewster (talk) Barton Stacey, England Too many Barton Stacey and other surrounding villages including South Wonston.|
Orinoco999 (talk) Cornwall, England Local history, the GWR, politics, law and the UK constitution. WikiProject Cornwall and WikiProject England.

Peter Shearan* (talk) <Kent, England Kent, East Sussex and West Sussex civil parishes; history and geography; railways; rivers WikiProject Kent and others

Codwar (talk) Cleethorpes, England Grimsby and Cleethorpes. Prose, style grammar. History.

Aberdeen fc* (talk) Aberdeen, Scotland Roads in and around Aberdeen; areas and districts of Aberdeen Not involved in any but may join Transport in Scotland

Bltflyer123* (talk) Penzance, Cornwall
Senra* (talk) Little Thetford Little Thetford and surrounding Cambridgeshire area. Amateur photographer too! None yet. New to wikipedia but learning fast
Thomas888b (talk) Essex Essexarea. Mainly the Chelmsford Area Wikipedia:WikiProject Essex
TicketMan (talk) Midlands, Wales, Railways and Industrial history
Simply south* (talk) Various stuff Transport in Scotland and Hertfordshire. Involved in plenty of others
Charliedeacon* (talk) East Sussex East Sussex, the Barcombe and Lewes area and the countryside surrounding it. Public transport in this area. General knowledge of places around the UK as well.
Fifaworld07* (talk) Kettering Rothwell, Kettering and Northamptonshire in general.I can get some information of places around the UK from the internet FW07 (talk) .
Pterre* (talk) Winchester Mainly London and Hampshire, especially industrial history and geology. WikiProject London (also WikiProject Geology, though that's not a daughter)
ghmyrtle* (talk) Chepstow Monmouthshire, Welsh Marches, South West England (esp. Devon, Greater Bristol and Gloucestershire), Wirral and Liverpool - mainly interested (but not professionally) in history and archaeology
Snowy_1973* (talk) Surrey Mainly Wirral and Cheshire (particularly north west Cheshire), possibly also Liverpool, south-west Lancashire Wikipedia:WikiProject Cheshire
Asdfasdf1231234* (talk) Shrewsbury Shropshire and the wider West Midlands region. -
Jolly Janner* (talk) Devon The beautiful city of Plymouth and places around the county of Devon, as well as high-importantance national topics. I am also participating in the 2009 England taskforce WikiProject Devon
Crac4543* (talk) Greater Manchester Lancashire
TR001* (talk) Cardiff and Wales Special interest in rivers and beaches good for kayaking WikiProject Wales
Jellyman* (talk) Derby Derbyshire and various parts of Scotland, particularly East Renfrewshire WikiProject Derbyshire
Badgernet* (talk) Mid Wales and West Midlands Coastal areas, lakes and rivers. WikiProject Wales
--Madcow 93 Oxfordshire Tropical Cyclones, Rivers ,Oxfordshire and Wiltshire
Bogbumper* (talk) Cambridgeshire Cambridgeshire and adjoining counties. I'm a web editor.
Winnie412ii* (talk) Harold Wood,(In Havering) Havering & surrounding area WikiProject England and WikiProject London
Jethrothompson* (talk) Wiltshire Wiltshire, historical geography, geographical theory
Gr8opinionater* (talk) Bootle, Sefton, Merseyside Merseyside geography, The Local government of Political Entities in the United kingdom
Al.Glitch|* (talk) Broughton Moor, Edinburgh Broughton Moor, it's surrounding region and Edinburgh
Nev1* (talk) Greater Manchester Mainly Greater Manchester, and to a lesser extent Cheshire WikiProject Greater Manchester and WikiProject Cheshire
Coldmachine (talk) - Wirral, Merseyside and Cheshire WikiProject Cheshire
Dynamization* (talk) Wimbledon, London South London and South West England (Dorset...)
Pyrotec* (talk) - Transport in Scotland, UK Waterways, WikiProject UK Railways, WikiProject Bristol, WikiProject Somerset and WikiProject West Midlands
BulldozerD11* (talk) Derbyshire Sheffield, Derbyshire, Yorkshire and generally place around the country, Companies, Construction & Buildings, Engineering, Photographs of buildings and machines WikiProject Derbyshire, WikiProject Lincolnshire, WikiProject Sheffield and Wikipedia:WikiProject Yorkshire
Grunners* (talk) London, formerly of Hampshire & Staffordshire Towns and villages of south-east England, Staffordshire and London Wikipedia:WikiProject London and Wikipedia:WikiProject UK Waterways
Waggers* (talk) Hampshire Mainly Hampshire articles, plus Portal:South East England and all it's subportals (one for each county in the region) Wikipedia:WikiProject Hampshire
QuiteUnusual* (talk) Essex Mainly villages in Essex and the Dengie peninsula in particular.
Crossview* (talk) Cumbria Milburn village in Cumbria
2o-DeMoN-o8* (talk) Livingston, Scotland Interested in everything. Knows a lot about Livingston and it's surrounding area Wikipedia:WikiProject Scotland
Waltoncats* (talk) Cheshire in particular, but I've been to pretty much the whole of the UK.

DiverScout* (talk) Norfolk and East Anglia

Snowded* (talk) Lockeridge, Wiltshire Kennet Valley, Wiltshire and Wales
Agathoclea* (talk) Pembrokeshire WikiProject Wales
GrumpyGuts* (talk) Peterborough, United Kingdom Peterborough and Cambridgeshire WikiProject England
Tgaash* (talk) Bournemouth, Dorset Bournemouth, Dorset and South West England
HJ Mitchell* (talk) Great Torrington, Devon miscellaneous- place names and railways in particular
Motacilla* (talk) local history, parish churches, inland waterways, railways, breweries, Oxfordshire UK railways
Cryotronic* (talk) Horsham, West Sussex West Sussex and Cornwall
Cyberdemon007* (talk) Richmond, North Yorkshire North Yorkshire and Adding Infoboxes/Stub Creation WikiProject Yorkshire
Likelife* (talk) Sydenham, Greater London Northamptonshire, London, UK Railways WikiProject London
WP Northamptonshire
MOTORAL1987* Lincolnshire /td> WikiProject Lincolnshire
Jan1nad* (talk) Manchester Interested in the villages and parishes of Lichfield District. I notice there is currently no Staffordshire project.
Metrolink-Boy* (talk) Cross Houses, Shrewsbury Manchester, Birmingham The West Midlands and Shropshire
David* (talk) Shropshire Shropshire
Pondle* (talk) South Wales Wales, local & regional statistics, political geography, local history and placenames WikiProject Wales
User:ron519098* (talk) North Somerset Polar and Quaternary Geomorphology as well as changing land use and the historical landscape within Somerset and other areas WikiProject Somerset

Kudpung* (talk) Malvern, Midlands Mainly Worcestershire, plus Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, and Staffordshire WikiProject Worcestershire, WikiProject Northamptonshire, WikiProject Warwickshire
Bankhallbretherton* (talk) West Lancashire UK settlements, local history, historic buildings, roads and geographic features, and Lancashire / North West UK. Wikipedia:WikiProject Lancashire and Cumbria
sillybillypiggy* (talk) Maidstone Maidstone and Kent Wikipedia:WikiProject Kent
Andrewmc123* (talk) Dundee, Scotland Mainly Scottish settlements WikiProject Scotland
Matzoman4* (talk) Dudley, England West Midlands & the Black Country ---
Jaguar* (talk) Hampshire Mainly Hampshire and Surrey settlements.
Fly by Night (talk) North West Reservoirs and Dams in the United Kingdom WikiProject England
Lozleader* (talk) - Improving and developing locality articles as I come across them to conform to guidelines such as WP:UKCITIES, adding proper references, removing trivia and advertising. Historical development of local government units. WP:GM, WP:LANCS
AndrewvdBK* (talk) Peterborough Cambridgeshire, in particular Peterborough. I try to improve articles about my local area as best I can, as well as writing my own. I also provide some photographs.
Geopersona* (talk) Monmouthshire Cheshire and South Wales, geology WikiProject Cheshire (also WikiProject Geology, though that's not a daughter)
Kildwyke* (talk) The Pennines area of the West Riding of Yorkshire Terrain Geomorphology and Geology esp. of rural areas. Also the people of villages. WikiProject Yorkshire
Hpc1989* (talk) North Yorkshire and Darlington Villages and towns of North Yorkshire; esp. Streetlam, Danby Wiske and Northallerton, but many others as well. WikiProject Yorkshire
RobinLeicester (talk)* Leicester Particularly Charnwood Forest and Leicester. Is there interest in a WikiProject Leicestershire?
Fintan264* (talk) Newburn, Newcastle upon Tyne North East England, as well as UK power stations and Football in England WikiProject North East England, and non-daughter projects WikiProject Football and WikiProject Energy
Northumbrian* (talk) Arizona Most specifically, Yorkshire and the Humber; more generally, other areas in Northern England and Scotland. WikiProject Yorkshire
PaleCloudedWhite* (talk) London Mostly Dorset and northern Derbyshire. WikiProject Dorset
Pjward67* (talk) Berkshire Cumbria and Lancashire
Mark999 (talk) Bristol Transport, Bristol and Somerset WikiProject Bristol, Wikiproject Somerset and WikiProject UK Railways
Justgravy* (talk) Outer London Mainly Outer London and places on the boundary of London with Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, Surrey, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire WikiProject London
Sjhnumber1* (talk) Suffolk
Meetthefeebles* (talk) Gateshead Mainly improving Gateshead articles, interested in other North East England articles I appear to be the last surviving member of Wikiproject North East England
Smasher72* (talk) Gloucestershire South West of England
Andy Mabbett, Pigsonthewing* (talk) Birmingham West Midlands; rivers; buildings, public art, coordinates, templates Many!
User:Matt r baker* (talk) Market Drayton I am interested in Shropshire, Cornwall, UK railway stations and loads more. WikiProject Shropshire; WikiProject UK Railways
Rcsprinter123* (talk) Derbyshire I'll see WikiProject Derbyshire; WikiProject East Anglia
Wackslas* (talk) United Kingdom I dunno lol WikiProject Yorkshire; WikiProject Hampshire
Griffp* (talk) Gloucestershire Gloucestershire. Amateur photographer. Taking photos for articles without images in my local area and areas I visit. WikiProject Gloucestershire
rossoh* (talk) Dorset, occasionally Bristol and Exeter Climatology, coastal geography, meteorology, metrology None (yet!)
Davey2010* (talk) Strood, Kent Towns in Medway & Kent
EP111* (talk) Wirral, Merseyside History and places of Wirral, UK railway photography WikiProject Merseyside
GibCat* (talk) Baile Átha Cliath, Éire Northern Ireland
Tony Holkham* (talk) Blaenffos, Pembrokeshire Wales (especially Pembrokeshire), Hampshire, West Sussex: settlements, geo-features, rivers, history WikiProject Wales; WikiProject Hampshire; WikiProject Sussex
MapReader* (talk) Ventnor, Isle of Wight UK Geography (esp. London & South East), history and politics; meteorology; maps WikiProject Wight
Jamesp88* (talk) Hackney Wick, London London articles is what I'll work on the most. I will also work on other things though. WikiProject London
peterjamesb* (talk) Cardiff UK geography, local history, historical geography, Wales WikiProject Wales
DaleYorks* (talk) Leeds UK geography
KJD 0115gbr* (talk) Nottingham UK Geography and infrastructure, East Midlands WikiProject England, WikiProject Nottinghamshire
velvetfreak* (talk) Leicestershire UK geography, local history, East Midlands
Sides-Daren?* (talk) North London still learning!
Jeffsih* (talk) Bristol UK wide geography, climate and history. Specifically Bristol and Cheshire WikiProject England
AcesAndEights8* (talk) Derbyshire Human geography throughout the UK. WikiProject Derbyshire
Mxtt.prior* (talk) Newbury, Berkshire UK Geography and history, specifically Berkshire WikiProject Berkshire, WikiProject England
User:Coldupnorth* (talk) Livingston History and Geography
User:Sahaib3005* (talk) Glasgow Geography, Scotland, etc. WikiProject Scotland
HenryTemplo* (talk) Cornwall Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, as well as any other random UK places whose history books end up in my library! WikiProject Cornwall


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Joss Bay Beach in Kent, England, by Diliff
Thames Riverfront in Richmond, London, by Diliff
Dartmoor tors in snow, by Herbythyme