Willoughby on the Wolds

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]

Willoughby on the Wolds
Willoughby on the Wolds is located in Nottinghamshire
Willoughby on the Wolds
Willoughby on the Wolds
Location within Nottinghamshire
Population572 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK637253
District
  • Rushcliffe
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLOUGHBOROUGH
Postcode districtLE12
Dialling code01509
PoliceNottinghamshire
FireNottinghamshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
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
Aerial image of the centre of Willoughby on the Wolds
Willoughby on the Wolds Village Hall
Willoughby on the Wolds St Marys and All Saints

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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ReferencesEdit

  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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