Warwickshire

(redirected from Warwickshire, England)
Also found in: Dictionary.

Warwickshire

(wŏ`rĭkshĭr), county (1991 pop. 477,000), 975 sq mi (2,525 sq km), central England. The county seat is WarwickWarwick,
town (1991 pop. 21,701) and district, county seat of Warwickshire, central England, on the Avon River. The town has some commerce and manufacturing. Warwick is best known for Warwick Castle, located on the site of a fortress built by Æthelflæd, the daughter
..... Click the link for more information.
. Warwickshire is divided into five administrative districts: North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Rugby, Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon. Historically, BirminghamBirmingham
, city and metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 934,900), central England. The city is equidistant from Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, and London, England's main ports, and near the Black Country iron and coal deposits; it was connected to the Staffordshire mines by the
..... Click the link for more information.
, CoventryCoventry
, city and metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 318,718), central England. Coventry is an industrial center noted for its automobile production. Tractors, airplanes, machine tools, synthetic textiles, electrical equipment, and engineering products are also made.
..... Click the link for more information.
, and SolihullSolihull
, metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 195,100), central England, mainly a residential suburb of Birmingham. Automobiles, chemicals, and tools are manufactured. The 13th-century Church of St.
..... Click the link for more information.
 were also part of the county. The terrain is gently rolling, with outcroppings of the Cotswold Hills in the south. The Avon, flowing southwesterly, is the chief river. There are vestiges of the ancient Forest of Arden.

The region is a varied one, largely given to agriculture (wheat and other grains, dairying, sheep and cattle grazing). Some light industry is practiced. There are deposits of limestone and fireclay; coal is in the northeast. One of England's most known public schools is at RugbyRugby,
town (1991 pop. 59,039), Warwickshire, central England. An important railroad junction and engineering center, Rugby is the seat of one of England's most esteemed public schools.
..... Click the link for more information.
. Numerous traces of the Roman occupation remain, such as the abbeys of Merevale and Stoneleigh and the ruins of the castle at KenilworthKenilworth
, town (1991 pop. 16,782), Warwickshire, central England. A market town and bedroom community, it is famous for the ruins of Kenilworth Castle, celebrated in Sir Walter Scott's novel Kenilworth and founded c.1120 by Geoffrey de Clinton. In the 13th cent.
..... Click the link for more information.
. Warwick Castle is largely intact. The county is rich in literary associations as well. Shakespeare's birthplace at Stratford-upon-Avon (see under Stratford-on-AvonStratford-on-Avon,
district (2001 pop. 111,484), Warwickshire, central England, on the Avon River. The town and former borough of Stratford-upon-Avon is the administrative seat of the district, which also includes towns of Alcester, Shipston-on-Stour, and Southam.
..... Click the link for more information.
) is one of England's most popular literary attractions. In 1974, Warwickshire was reorganized as a nonmetropolitan county.

Warwickshire

 

a county in the central part of England, Great Britain. Warwickshire covers an area of 2,500 sq km; under the new administrative division of 1974–75, its area was reduced when it no longer included the cities of Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull, and Sutton Coldfield. Population, approximately 500,000 (1973). Agriculture is the predominant economic sector. Coal is mined near Nuneaton. Machine tools, electrical engineering equipment, and motor vehicle and airplane parts are manufactured in the cities of Warwick, Nuneaton, and Rugby.

Warwickshire

a county of central England: until 1974, when the West Midlands metropolitan county was created, it contained one of the most highly industrialized regions in the world, centred on Birmingham. Administrative centre: Warwick. Pop.: 519 300 (2003 est.). Area: 1981 sq. km (765 sq. miles)
References in periodicals archive ?
"The ACB has a very talented bunch of players and I am looking forward to the challenges of working with them to help them reach the pinnacle of their performance as individuals and as a team." Moles is a former English first-class cricketer for Warwickshire, England and Griqualand West, South Africa.
Dorathy Hodgkin died on 29 July 1994 due to cardiac stroke at her home in Warwickshire, England.
The traditional art of cable ploughing (also known as steam ploughing) was celebrated at the seventh Great Challenge competition put on by the Steam Plough Club in Warwickshire, England, last September.
Additionally, the Belfry in Warwickshire, England, offers three golf courses such as The Brabazon Course that was the site of the four Ryder Cup matches as well as many European Tour events.
Aston Martin will continue to manufacture all of its sports cars at its Gaydon headquarters in Warwickshire, England.
Whitehead grew up in Warwickshire, England. That's where he developed a hobby he still practices to this day: yacht racing.
The cricketing superstar has made an impact throughout his career, playing for Warwickshire, England A and a range of other sides.
Vanquish Volante is the first fully carbon fibre-skinned Volante in the brand's 100- year history, while also being the stiffest Volante body structure yet created by the engineering team at Aston Martin's global HQ in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England.
Vanquish Volante is the first fully carbon fibre-skinned Volante in the brand's 100-year history, while also being the stiffest Volante body structure yet created by the engineering team at Aston Martin's global HQ in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England. The new car's triple-skin lightweight fabric roof takes just 14 seconds to fold.
According to her it was 'snobbish' to believe that the writer could not have been a playwright from Stratford Upon Avon - a market town and civic parish in south Warwickshire, England .
US-based KSL Capital Partners LLC has acquired the Belfry, a hotel located at Wishaw, North Warwickshire, England.
Their paternal grandfather was an organist, choirmaster and singer, while their father was a music master at Rugby School in Rugby, Warwickshire, England, where the boys grew up.