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Wolston, Warwickshire

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Wolston, Warwickshire

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Wolston
Population 2,357  OS grid reference SP422748 District Rugby Shire county Warwickshire Region West Midlands Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town COVENTRY Postcode district CV8 Dialling code 024 Police Fire Ambulance West Midlands EU Parliament West Midlands UK Parliament Rugby List of places UK England Wolston is a village and civil parish in the Rugby borough of Warwickshire, England. The village is located roughly halfway between Rugby and Coventry, and has a population of about 2,300. It is close to the A45 road and the Roman road the Fosse Way. The River Avon flows through the village. Near the river are the remains of a Norman motte-and-bailey castle. One of the most notable features in the village is a railway viaduct which dates from the 1830s and was part of the original London and Birmingham Railway. The viaduct separates Wolston from the smaller village of Brandon. The village contains a primary school (Wolston St Margarets Primary C of E School). St Margaret's Primary was originally in School Street, but that building is now used as offices. Wolston also used to have a secondary school called Wolston High School, but it was knocked down and replaced with a community centre. The village still has a library, and a small selection of shops and pubs. Wolston once had a railway station, Brandon and Wolston railway station on the Rugby-Coventry line, but this was closed in 1960, although one of the platforms can still be seen. Periodic calls are made to re-open the station as the combined population of Wolston and Brandon is almost 3,000. The village has two churches: the parish church of St Margaret's and Wolston Baptist Church. Wolston is close to the community-owned Brandon Wood. Wolstonian Stage
DistrictRugby
Post townCOVENTRY
Administrative CountyWarwickshire
Traditional CountyWarwickshire
OS GridSP4175
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWarwickshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWarwickshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWarwickshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code024
Population2,357 (2001)
 

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

Woolston ~ Ulvestone ~ Ulvricestone

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

Wolston (or Woolston), par., township, and vil. (ry. sta. Brandon and Wolston), Warwickshire - par., 2770 ac., pop. 1226; township, pop. 791; vil., on river Avon, 6 miles W. of Rugby; P.O.; was the site of an ancient priory. The church exhibits interesting Norman features. In vicinity is Wolston Hall, seat.

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