Willey, Warwickshire

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The Main Street in Willey
Grid reference: SP495848
Location: 52°27’32"N, 1°16’23"W
Population: 155  (2011)
Post town: Rugby
Postcode: CV23
Local Government
Council: Rugby

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

Geographically it is about six miles 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]


  1. "WILLEY Parish in West Midlands". City Population. http://www.citypopulation.de/php/uk-parishes-westmidlands.php?adm2id=E04009694. Retrieved 19 November 2018. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 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. https://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101116337-church-of-st-leonard-willey. Retrieved 19 November 2018. 

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