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Binley Woods is a village and civil parish in the Rugby boroughmarker of Warwickshiremarker, Englandmarker. However, it is more often than not considered part of suburban Coventry (West Midlands). In the 2001 census the parish had a population of 2,607.

The village is located 5 miles (8 km) to the east of central Coventrymarker, on the A428 road, next to the junction with the A46 road. The village of Brandonmarker lies 1.5 miles (2.5 km) to the east.

History

Binley Woods is a relatively modern village. Settlement began in the 1920s, when some of the estates of Coombe Abbeymarker were sold off and people began to settle in the area. During the 1940s many homeless people from bombed-out Coventry lived in Binley, often living in shacks and caravans.

The village adopted its current name in the late 1950s, when the name Binley Woods was chosen to avoid confusion with nearby Binleymarker, a suburb south-west of Coventry. A village church was established in Binley Woods in 1987.

Location

As the name suggests, Binley Woods is close to some woods; Brandon Wood, next to the village, was once run by the Forestry Commission but is now owned and managed by a local group, the "Friends of Brandon Wood".

Services

The village boasts one public house, The Roseycombe, and it retains its Post Office, despite closures elsewhere.

There were formerly two garages/petrol filling stations, but in recent years one has closed completely and the other no longer sells fuel.

A small supermarket can be found on Rugby Road, and there is a row of shops in Woodlands Road, including a newsagents, butchers, hairdresser, chemist and off-licence.

There is a village hall on Rugby Road, and a small library in Monks Road.

Claim To Fame

One of Binley Woods' claims to fame is that it was used as one of the locations for the filming of the 1990s BBC sitcom Keeping Up Appearances, as home to Hyacinth Bucket in Heather Road.

References

  • The Warwickshire Village Book


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