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Wolvey Village Profile

 


 

General

Wolvey is a popular village located on the Leicestershire/Warwickshire border and comprises the  main village  centred on the square  and Wolvey Heath.  Wolvey is exceptionally well located for access to the M69 via junction 1 and is within easy reach of Hinckley, Nuneaton, Coventry and Leicester.   Wolvey village has a thriving community and there is a lot of information about local activities on the villages ownwebsite.

History

The village dates back to Saxon times and indeed the most important historic event occurred during the War of the Roses when Warwick The King Maker captured Edward IV on the Wolvey Heath.  Historically knitting, weaving and milling were the most important trades in the village and at one time there were 27 windmills unfortunately none remain.  There is a local history group.

Schools

Wolvey Church of England Primary School.

Private Schools

Rugby School,

Local Facilities

There is a post office/general store, doctors surgery and three public houses in the village.  The Wolvey (Old Cricket Field) Whetstone Reserve was purchased by Wolvey Parish Council in May 2003 and is managed as a wet land nature reserve

Sports

Wolvey Bowling Club.  The Bowling Club is set immediately behind the village hall and boasts one of the best flat greens in the country.  During the winter months there are skittle evenings two or three times a week.

Wolvey Cricket Club,

Hinckley Golf Club

Fishing

There are fishing lakes close to the village.

Local Authorities

Wolvey parish council.

Rugby District Council

LOCAL AUTHORITIES

Aston Flamville Parish Council

Blaby District Council,

Leicestershire County Council

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