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Kenilworth, Warwickshire

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Kenilworth, Warwickshire

Kenilworth is a town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, about 5.5 miles southwest of Coventry, 4 miles north of Warwick and 90 miles northwest of London. The town is on Finham Brook, a tributary of the River Sowe, which joins the River Avon about 2 miles east of the centre of the town. The 2001 Census recorded a parish population of 23,219. Kenilworth is notable for the extensive ruins of Kenilworth Castle.
DistrictWarwick
Post townKenilworth
Administrative CountyWarwickshire
Traditional CountyWarwickshire
OS GridSP2971
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWarwickshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWarwickshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWarwickshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01926
Population22,582 (2001 Census)
 

Other names by which Kenilworth, Warwickshire has been known in the past

Kenelworde ~ Kenelworth ~ Killingsworth ~ Chinewrde

Kenilworth, Warwickshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Kenilworth.-- market town and par., with ry. sta., Warwickshire, 4 miles N. of Warwick and 99 from London, 6460 ac., pop. 4150; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Wednesday. Kenilworth is chiefly famed for its castle, founded in reign of Henry I. Within its walls Queen Elizabeth and her Court were magnificently entertained by the Earl of Leicester in 1575. The castle is now one of the most celebrated ruins in England. Kenilworth possesses a grammar school, and interesting remains of an abbey founded in 1122.

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