North Warwickshire is a
local government district
and borough in Warwickshire, England.
town in the district is Atherstone where the council is based. Other significant
places include Coleshill, Polesworth and Kingsbury.
Warwickshire district was created on 1 April
1974 by a merger of the Atherstone Rural
District and parts of the Meriden Rural District (the rest of which was merged into the West Midlands county).
North Warwickshire is a mostly rural area with several small towns.
The area historically had a large coal
industry, but this has almost died out. The district is
relatively remote from the rest of Warwickshire, as the county is
almost split in two by the West Midlands.
boundaries of North Warwickshire are almost the same as the
North Warwickshire parliamentary
constituency. However the constituency also includes the
town of Bedworth.
The local MP is Mike O'Brien
In 2007 the Conservatives took overall control of the Borough
Council for the first time since the creation of the council within
its current boundaries.
the Warwickshire district of Nuneaton and Bedworth to the east, the county of Leicestershire to the north-east, Staffordshire to the north-west, and the West
Midlands to the south and south-west.
Settlements in North Warwickshire include:
- Ansley, Arley, Astley, Atherstone, Austrey
- Baddesley Ensor, Baxterley, Bentley, Birchmoor, Blythe
- Caldecote, Coleshill, Corley, Curdworth
- Fillongley, Furnace
- Gilson, Great
- Hartshill, Heath
- Lea Marston, Little Packington
- Mancetter, Maxstoke, Merevale, Middleton, Moxhull
- Nether Whitacre, Newton
- Over Whitacre
- Warton, Water
For a list of wards
North Warwickshire by population see here