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Encyclopedia > Leamington Spa
Royal Leamington Spa

Royal Leamington Spa shown within Warwickshire
Population 45,114
OS grid reference SP3165
Parish Royal Leamington Spa
District Warwick
Shire county Warwickshire
Region West Midlands
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LEAMINGTON SPA
Postcode district CV31, CV32, CV33
Dialling code 01926
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
UK Parliament Warwick and Leamington
European Parliament West Midlands
List of places: UKEnglandWarwickshire

Coordinates: 52°17′N 1°32′W / 52.29, -1.54 Image File history File links Size of this preview: 504 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 714 pixel, file size: 374 KB, MIME type: image/png) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... A detailed map Stratford-upon-Avon Kenilworth Castle Warwickshire (pronounced // or //) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Warwick is a local government district of central Warwickshire in England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of English administrative division used for the purposes of local government. ... A detailed map Stratford-upon-Avon Kenilworth Castle Warwickshire (pronounced // or //) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... The West Midlands is an official Region of England, covering the western half of the Midlands. ... Constituent countries is a phrase used, often by official institutions, in contexts in which a number of countries make up a larger entity or grouping; thus the OECD has used the phrase in reference to the former Yugoslavia[1], the Soviet Union and European institutions such as the Council of... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The CV postcode area, also known as the Coventry postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Atherstone, Bedworth, Coventry, Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Shipston-on-Stour, Southam, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick in England. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... Warwickshire Police is the police force which polices Warwickshire in England. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service is the statutary fire and rescue service covering Warwickshire in the West Midlands region of England. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the authority responsible for providing NHS ambulance services in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Warwickshire, West Midlands, and Worcestershire in the West Midlands region. ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... Warwick and Leamington is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... West Midlands is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places within counties List of places in Bedfordshire List of places in Berkshire List of places in Buckinghamshire List of places in Cambridgeshire List of places in Cheshire List of places in Cleveland List of places... This is a list of cities, towns and villages in the ceremonial county of Warwickshire, England. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Leamington Spa, properly Royal Leamington Spa but commonly just Leamington, (pronounced LemmingtonIPA: [ˈlɛmɪŋtən]) is a spa town in central Warwickshire, England. Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... A spa town is a town frequented, in times past, for health reasons, to take the waters. The name derives from the Belgian town Spa, and in continental Europe, a spa was known as a ville deau (town of water). ... A detailed map Stratford-upon-Avon Kenilworth Castle Warwickshire (pronounced // or //) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


According to the 2001 census the town had a population of 45,114. It is named after the River Leam which flows through the town. Leamington lies near the centre of England. Indeed, a young tree called the Midland Oak, at Lillington, just to the northeast of the town centre, is marked by a plaque claiming that it is at the very centre of the country. UK Census 2001 logo A nationwide census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001. ... The River Leam is a river which flows through east and southern Warwickshire. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Midland Oak A tree on the boundary between Lillington and Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, which is supposed to mark the very centre of England. ... There are several places named Lillington: Lillington is a hamlet in north west Dorset, England. ... There has long been debate over the exact location of the geographical centre of the United Kingdom, and its constituent countries, due to the complexity and method of the calculation, such as whether to include offshore islands, and the fact that erosion will cause the position to change over time. ...

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Geography and character

Leamington is the most populous town in the southern half of Warwickshire (the county is almost split in two by the West Midlands). The town is split north and south by the river Leam, which can flood at times (notoriously so around Easter 1998 and to a lesser degree in July 2007). The town is extending rapidly, particularly to the south. Industry in the town is light to medium and is concentrated along the route to the M40, south of the town. Many people commute from Leamington to Coventry, 10 miles north and Birmingham, 25 miles northwest. As a result of the commuter rush, traffic during rush hour can be quite heavy in the town. A detailed map Stratford-upon-Avon Kenilworth Castle Warwickshire (pronounced // or //) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England with a population of around 2,600,000 people. ... This article is about the Christian festival. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The M40 motorway is a motorway in the English transport network that connects London to Birmingham. ... Commuters on the New York City Subway during rush hour Rush hour at Shinjuku Station, Yamanote Line Traffic jam Commuting is the process of travelling between a place of residence and a place of work. ... For other uses, see Coventry (disambiguation). ... Birmingham (pron. ...

The Royal Pump Rooms and Baths

The town is noted for its parks and gardens, particularly the The Jephson Gardens, close to the Royal Pump Rooms and next to the River Leam. These were seriously damaged in the floods of 1998, but have been restored, and even improved with funding from the National Lottery. The other side of the River Leam, on Priory Terrace close to the Parish Church, features a 19th century slipway down to the river which was specifically constructed so that circus elephants in winter quarters in Leamington could be watered. The central part of the town is the Parade, a street which hosts the Royal Priors shopping centre and a wide range of high street chains. Download high resolution version (900x481, 224 KB)The spa water pumphouse building (on the right) in Leamington Spa which was constructed in 1814. ... Download high resolution version (900x481, 224 KB)The spa water pumphouse building (on the right) in Leamington Spa which was constructed in 1814. ... The Jephson Gardens are set of formal gardens and a grassed park in the town of Leamington Spa, UK. The gardens, once a place for the wealthy to take the air and be seen, are found in the centre of the town with the River Leam flowing to the south... The Royal Pump Rooms is a building in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, UK. It was once the most famous building in town and was where people would travel from throughout the country, and indeed Europe, to benefit from treatment using the towns healing waters. ... The River Leam is a river which flows through east and southern Warwickshire. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... A play here! sign outside a newsagent, incorporating the National Lotterys logo of a stylised hand with crossed fingers which emulates a smiling face. ... The River Leam is a river which flows through east and southern Warwickshire. ... A parish church is the church which acts as the religious centre of a parish, the basic administrative unit of episcopal churches. ...


A large number of students and staff of the University of Warwick, which is on Coventry's southern outskirts, reside in Leamington, which as a result has a vibrant nightlife with a wide range of restaurants and bars, ranging from cheap to extravagant. The University of Warwick is a British campus university located on the outskirts of Coventry, West Midlands, England. ... For other uses, see Coventry (disambiguation). ...


There is much Georgian and early Victorian architecture, including numerous Georgian townhouses, giving Leamington a somewhat grand appearance. It is generally considered as one of the most prosperous and affluent towns in the English Midlands. Population growth has led to Leamington forming a small conurbation in excess of 85,000 inhabitants with the neighbouring town of Warwick and several sizeable satellite villages such as Cubbington, Whitnash and Radford Semele. Manchester Town Hall is an example of Victorian architecture found in Manchester, UK. The Carson Mansion is an example of a Victorian home in Eureka, California, USA The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles predominantly in the Victorian era. ... Warwick (pronounced or War-ick (silent w in middle)) is the historic county town of Warwickshire in England and has a population of 25,434 (2001 census). ... Map sources for Cubbington at grid reference SP343682 Cubbington is a village (ward population 5,700 in 2002) connected to the north-east of Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England. ... { { GBmap|Whitnash - Warwickshire|SP3263 } } Whitnash est une petite ville dedans [ [ Warwickshire ] ], [ [ lAngleterre ] ]. Il est pr�s [ [ station thermale royale de Leamington ] ], et est vu par beaucoup en tant quefficacement �tant une banlieue de Leamington. ... Map sources for Radford Semele at grid reference SP345645 Radford Semele is a small village in Warwickshire, England, close to the town of Leamington Spa. ...


Transport

Leamington is close to the M40 motorway which links it to Birmingham and London. It is also served by the A46 which links it to Coventry. The M40 motorway is a motorway in the English transport network that connects London to Birmingham. ... Birmingham (pron. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The A46 is a trunk road in England. ... For other uses, see Coventry (disambiguation). ...


For rail Leamington railway station is served by the Chiltern Main Line which links London (Marylebone) to Birmingham (Snow Hill). Fast train services on this route are operated by Chiltern Railways. Central Trains operate local services to Birmingham and onwards to Worcester. Rail can mean: Rail tracks, see also third rail Rail transport A Railroad-related periodical For the group of birds called rails, see Rallidae For the Mayfair Games board games, see Crayon Rails For rail in electronics, see . ... Leamington Spa railway station, situated on Old Warwick Road towards the southern edge of the centre of Leamington, is on the site of the first through station in the town, opened by the Great Western Railway (GWR) on its new line from Birmingham to Oxford in 1852. ... The Chiltern Main Line is a name for the railway line between London Marylebone and Birmingham Snow Hill stations. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Marylebone station or London Marylebone station is a National Rail and London Underground station in central London. ... Birmingham (pron. ... The station entrance Birmingham Snow Hill station is a railway station located in the centre of Birmingham, England. ... Chiltern Railways is a train operating company in England. ... Central Trains rolling stock at Liverpool Lime Street railway station Central Trains is a train operating company in the United Kingdom, running local and long-distance services in central England. ... Birmingham (pron. ... Worcester (pronounced ) is a city in the West Midlands of England, and is the county town of Worcestershire. ...


There is also a line connecting Leamington Spa to Coventry which is used by Virgin Trains cross-country services to Reading and Oxford to the south. And to Coventry, Birmingham (New Street), Manchester, Newcastle and Edinburgh to the north. For other uses, see Coventry (disambiguation). ... Virgin Trains is a train operating company in the United Kingdom. ... Reading is a town, unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) and urban area in the English county of Berkshire. ... Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ... For other uses, see Coventry (disambiguation). ... Birmingham (pron. ... The tracks at the eastern end of Birmingham New Street station Class 390 no. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... This article is about a city in the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Edinburgh (disambiguation). ...


The Grand Union Canal also runs through the town. The canal at Braunston The Grand Union Canal is a canal in England and part of the British canal system. ...


Regular bus services to Kenilworth, the University of Warwick and Coventry are operated competitively by Stagecoach and Travel Coventry. Services to Warwick, Banbury, Stratford Upon Avon and Rugby are operated by Stagecoach and other independent companies. For other uses, see Bus (disambiguation). ... Statistics Population: 22,582 (2001) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SP295715 Administration District: Warwick Shire county: Warwickshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Warwickshire Services Police force: Warwickshire Police Ambulance service: West Midlands Post office and telephone Post town: Kenilworth Postal district: CV8... The University of Warwick is a British campus university located on the outskirts of Coventry, West Midlands, England. ... For other uses, see Coventry (disambiguation). ... Stagecoach South Midlands was the name given to Stagecoach Group bus operations in the counties of Oxfordshire and Warwickshire, England until March 2004. ... Travel Coventry logo Travel Coventry (formed on 9 December 2002) is the trading name for all Travel West Midlands bus services operating from their depot in Coventry, in the West Midlands region of England. ... Warwick (pronounced or War-ick (silent w in middle)) is the historic county town of Warwickshire in England and has a population of 25,434 (2001 census). ... , The modern Castle Quay Shopping Centre in Banbury alongside the Oxford Canal, with Banbury Museum in the background. ... This article is about the town in south Warwickshire. ... Rugby is a market town in the county of Warwickshire in the West Midlands of England, on the River Avon. ...

Image File history File linksMetadata SP3266_LansdowneCrescent. ... Image File history File linksMetadata SP3266_LansdowneCrescent. ... Lansdowne Crescent Lansdowne Crescent in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire is a Grade II Listed Building in a grand neo-classical style, designed by William Thomas between 1835 and 1838 . ...

Education

Its main secondary schools are North Leamington Community School and Arts College, Campion School, Trinity Catholic School and Kingsley School, an independent school for girls. Myton School, Warwick School and King's High School in Warwick also have substantial numbers of pupils from Leamington who attend them. The main campus of Warwickshire College is also in Leamington. The college also has centres in Moreton Morrell, Rugby and Henley, and the newest Trident Park centre just outside of Leamington. Secondary school is a term used to describe an institution where the final stage of compulsory schooling, known as secondary education, takes place. ... Campion School was formed in 1973 when it moved to the present site on Sydenham Drive in Leamington Spa. ... Situated in Leamington Spa, England, just to the North of town centre. ... An independent school is a school which is not dependent upon national or local government for financing its operation and is instead operated by tuition charges, gifts, and perhaps the investment yield of an endowment. ... Myton School is a secondary school located on Myton Road in the town of Warwick in Warwickshire. ... The Myton Road frontage of Warwick School, dating from 1879 Warwick School is an independent school for boys in Warwick, England, and is reputed to be the third-oldest surviving school in the country after Kings School, Canterbury and St. ... // The Kings High School For Girls (also called simply Kings High or KHS) is an independent school for girls in picturesque Smith Street, Warwick, England. ... Warwickshire College is a large further and higher education college in the Warwickshire in the United Kingdom. ...


History

The Parish Church of All Saints

Leamington is a relatively modern town, which barely existed before the 19th century. Until the beginning of the 1800s the town was actually little more than a village which went by the name of Leamington Priors, Leamington was first mentioned in the domesday book of 1086 as Lamintone. For 400 years the settlement was under the control of Kenilworth Priory.[1]. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 715 KB) Summary Parish Church of All Saints, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 715 KB) Summary Parish Church of All Saints, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... // Invention of the Jacquard loom in 1801. ... A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ... Events Domesday Book is completed in England Emperor Shirakawa of Japan starts his cloistered rule Imam Ali Mosque is rebuilt by the Seljuk Malik Shah I after being destroyed by fire. ... Statistics Population: 22,582 (2001) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SP295715 Administration District: Warwick Shire county: Warwickshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Warwickshire Services Police force: Warwickshire Police Ambulance service: West Midlands Post office and telephone Post town: Kenilworth Postal district: CV8... A priory is an ecclesiastical circumscription run by a prior. ...


Leamington would have probably remained as a small village near Warwick, had it not been for the rediscovery of the healing properties of spa waters (they had been known about in Roman times). The first spring to be used for commercial purposes was discovered in Leamington in 1784 by William Abbotts and Benjamin Satchwell, and steps were soon underway to develop the town.[1] Warwick (pronounced or War-ick (silent w in middle)) is the historic county town of Warwickshire in England and has a population of 25,434 (2001 census). ... Thermal bath has different meanings in various contexts. ... Roman Britain refers to those parts of the island of Great Britain controlled by the Roman Empire between 43 and 410. ... William Abbotts (1736-1805) was one of the founding fathers of Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, UK. Although already an important landowner in the then village it was on 14th January 1784 that Abbotts made the discovery that he would be remembered for. ... Benjamin Satchwell (1732-1809) was one of the founding fathers of Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, UK. Satchwells cottage was found in the old town to the south of the River Leam. ...


At first development only took place on the southern bank of the River Leam which now runs through the centre of the modern town. Soon however speculative builders, tired of building around the old village concentrated much of their effort to the land north of the river.


In 1814 the Royal Pump Rooms and Baths were opened close to the River Leam.[1] This grand structure attracted many visitors, hoping to soothe various aches, pains and ailments by bathing in pools filled with the salty spa water. It also included the world's first gravity fed piped hot water system in modern times, which was designed and installed by the engineer William Murdoch. Leamington soon became a popular spa resort which attracted the wealthy and famous, and construction began of numerous Georgian townhouses to accommodate visitors. The Royal Pump Rooms is a building in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, UK. It was once the most famous building in town and was where people would travel from throughout the country, and indeed Europe, to benefit from treatment using the towns healing waters. ... William Murdoch. ... A destination spa is a business establishment which people visit for personal health, life enhancement, fitness, personal care treatments such as massages, facials, in a resort setting. ...

The town hall with Queen Victoria's statue

Leamington's reputation soon spread. The town gained its "Royal" prefix in 1838,[1] granted by Queen Victoria, who visited the town as a Princess in 1830 and as Queen in 1858, and whose statue still stands in the town. The statue was almost destroyed by a German bomb during World War II, and was actually moved by an inch on its plinth in the blast. The statue was not returned to its original position, and in fact a small plaque on the statue's plinth makes note of this incident. The town hall of Leamington Spa, opened in 1884. ... The town hall of Leamington Spa, opened in 1884. ... “Queen Victoria” redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


The function of the Pump Rooms changed several times over the following years. From around the end of the Second World War it served as a medical centre, and at some point after became a public swimming pool. In 1996 the local district council finally closed the facility and in 1999 re-opened the building as a culture and heritage centre. [1] It features the Leamington Art Gallery, Leamington library (which moved form a nearby building), and a museum and as well as a Tourist Information Centre and café. Spa water can still be sampled at the museum, although it is said to be undrinkable. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. ... For other uses, see Library (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A visitor center (or visitor centre) may be: A tourist information center, where visitors to a location can get information on the areas attractions, lodgings, maps, and other items relevant to tourism. ... Coffeehouse in Damascus A coffeehouse, coffee shop, or café shares some of the characteristics of a bar, and some of the characteristics of a restaurant. ...

View across the River Leam to the Parish Church from Jephson Gardens

In the mid 19th century, spa resorts went out of fashion. Whilst Leamington suffered something of a financial 'crash' as a result, it became a popular place of residence for retired people and for prosperous members of the middle-class moving out from Coventry and Birmingham.[2]. The spending-power of its wealthy residents led to the development of Leamington as a popular place for shopping. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 702 KB) Summary View across the River Leam towards the Parish Church of All Saints from Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 702 KB) Summary View across the River Leam towards the Parish Church of All Saints from Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. ... For other uses, see Coventry (disambiguation). ... Birmingham (pron. ...


By 1901 the population of Leamington had grown from a few hundred to nearly 27,000.[2] During the twentieth century, the population has grown further, to over 45,000. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s The 20th century lasted from 1901 to 2000 in the Gregorian calendar (often from (1900 to 1999 in common usage). ...


Leamington has subsumed the villages of Lillington and New Milverton (though the village of Old Milverton still exists just outside of the town) to the north. The area of modern and more run-down housing, Sydenham, to the south-east is a major suburb of Leamington. Lillington is a village in Warwickshire, England, which has existed since before the time of the Domesday Book, 1086. ... Old Milverton is a hamlet in Warwickshire situated in a bend of the River Avon just north of Leamington Spa. ... Places called Sydenham Sydenham refers to a number of places: In Australia Sydenham, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney, Australia Sydenham, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia Sydenham railway line, Melbourne Sydenham railway station, Melbourne In Canada In Ontario, Canada, there are: two towns named Sydenham, Ontario a Sydenham...


Leamington is closely associated with the foundation of the game of Lawn Tennis, and the first tennis club in the world was formed in 1872 just behind the former Manor House Hotel. It was in Leamington Tennis Club that the modern rules of Lawn Tennis were drawn up in 1874. This article is about the sport, tennis. ...


During the Second World War, Leamington Spa was home to the Free Czechoslovak Army. A memorial in the Jephson Gardens commemorates brave Czechoslovak parachutists from Warwickshire. The Jephson Gardens are set of formal gardens and a grassed park in the town of Leamington Spa, UK. The gardens, once a place for the wealthy to take the air and be seen, are found in the centre of the town with the River Leam flowing to the south...


Administration

Leamington Spa is administered by several local authorities, each with different responsibilities, the two main authorities are Warwickshire County Council and Warwick District Council. Since 2002 Leamington has also been a civil parish and therefore has its own Town Council.[3] A detailed map Stratford-upon-Avon Kenilworth Castle Warwickshire (pronounced //, //, or //) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... Warwick is a local government district of central Warwickshire in England. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... In the United Kingdom, town councils are civil parish councils, where the civil parish is a town. ...


Between 1875 and 1974 Leamington was a municipal borough.[4]. As part of the 1974 local government reform it was merged with Warwick, Kenilworth and surrounding rural areas into the Warwick district, the headquarters of which are based in Leamington. 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... A borough is a political division originally used in England. ... The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ... Warwick (pronounced or War-ick (silent w in middle)) is the historic county town of Warwickshire in England and has a population of 25,434 (2001 census). ... Statistics Population: 22,582 (2001) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SP295715 Administration District: Warwick Shire county: Warwickshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Warwickshire Services Police force: Warwickshire Police Ambulance service: West Midlands Post office and telephone Post town: Kenilworth Postal district: CV8... Warwick is a local government district of central Warwickshire in England. ...


Leamington is part of the Parliamentary constituency of Warwick and Leamington. Since the 1997 general election the sitting MP has been James Plaskitt of the Labour Party, but before then was considered a safe Conservative constituency, with former Prime Minister Anthony Eden once a Leamington MP. At the 2005 general election, James Plaskitt had a majority of just 266 votes. Warwick and Leamington is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The UK general election, 1997 was held on 1 May 1997. ... James Andrew Plaskitt (born 23 June 1954) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party is an Anti-English political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... For the eponymous hat, see Anthony Eden hat. ... It has been suggested that Marginal constituencies in the United Kingdom be merged into this article or section. ...


Associations

See Category:People from Leamington Spa for a list of biographies of people from Leamington Spa.


Leamington has been featured in a number of television series, including the BBC situation comedy Keeping Up Appearances, the drama Dangerfield, BBC's comedy children's show on CBBC ChuckleVision, Broke starring Timothy Spall, and comedy detective series Mayo. The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... Keeping Up Appearances is a British sitcom starring Patricia Routledge as social snob Hyacinth Bucket. ... Dangerfield was a British drama series about a small town doctor / police surgeon, which ran for 6 series, between 1995 and 1999. ... ChuckleVision is a popular British childrens television series, shown on CBBC, first shown in 1987. ... Mayos team Mayo is a comedy detective drama television series made by the BBC and starring Alistair McGowan, Jessica Oyelowo, Huw Rhys and Loo Brealey. ...


The John Betjeman poem Death in Leamington portrays one view of Leamington's milieu. A collection of Betjemans poetry, published by John Murray in January 2006 Sir John Betjeman CBE (28 August 1906 – 19 May 1984) was an English poet, writer and broadcaster who described himself in Whos Who as a poet and hack. He was born to a middle-class family...


Leamington was the birthplace of the infamous mystic Aleister Crowley. Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley, (12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947; the surname is pronounced // i. ...


Charles Dickens used the town for a scene in his story Dombey and Son, and gave readings from his work there in 1855 and 1862.[1] Nathaniel Hawthorne also lived in the town, in Lansdowne Circus.[1] “Dickens” redirects here. ... Dombey and Son is a novel by the Victorian author Charles Dickens. ... Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne; July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864) was a 19th century American novelist and short story writer. ...


The inventor of the jet engine Frank Whittle, and the biographer Lytton Strachey both attended Leamington College for Boys.[1] A Pratt and Whitney turbofan engine for the F-15 Eagle is tested at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, USA. The tunnel behind the engine muffles noise and allows exhaust to escape. ... Frank Whittle speaking to employees of the Flight Propulsion Research Laboratory (Now known as the NASA Glenn Research Center), USA, in 1946 Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle, OM, KBE, FRS, Hon FRAeS (1 June 1907–9 August 1996) was an English Royal Air Force officer and is seen as the... Giles Lytton Strachey (March 1, 1880–January 21, 1932) was a British writer and critic. ...


The boxer Randolph Turpin was born in Leamington. He defeated Sugar Ray Robinson to become the world middleweight champion in 1951.[1] Randy Turpin (June 7, 1928 - May 17, 1966) was a boxer from Britain who was considered by many to be Europes best Middleweight boxer of the 1940s and 1950s. ... Sugar Ray Robinson, (born Walker Smith Jr. ...


The eminent police chief and police reformer Sir Arthur Young was Chief Constable of Leamington Spa from 1938 to 1941. When the Watch Committee selected him he was aged only 31 - the youngest anyone has ever been appointed as a chief constable in the UK. After the Coventry Blitz in 1940, he was seconded to help the daily running of their police force. Colonel Sir Arthur Edwin Young, KBE, CMG, CVO, KPM (born 1907) was the Commissioner of the City of London Police from 1950 to 1971. ... Look up Blitz in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Culture

For over 25 years Leamington has held an annual Peace Festival, a celebration of alternative culture, at the Pump Room gardens. Leamington Music, the successor organisation to the Warwick Arts Society, organises many classical music concerts in the Leamington area. The separate Leamington Spa Competitive Festival for Music Dance and Drama, which has run annually since 1910 continues to thrive. There are two theatres in Leamington, the Spa Centre and The Loft, plus two cinemas.


The town is colloquially referred to as "Leam" by some locals and is commonly thought to have a north-south divide by the majority of residents. The "North" of Leam contains prestigious townhouses, where the "South" (thought to start by the railway bridge) contains poorer quality, more densely populated housing often occupied by students from the University of Warwick, a major demographic group in the town.


Leamington also has a thriving music scene. In the punk era, the most well-known band were The Shapes, led by singer Seymour Bybuss and bass guitarist Brian Helicopter, who released an E.P. called "Part Of The Furniture" in 1979, and went on to record a session for John Peel and played with bands such as The Cure and The Fall. Anti-establishment musical revolutionaries the Edgar Broughton Band hail from Warwick and after four decades are still going strong with their own brand of clever, counter-cultural rock. There is now a thriving local music scene with local bands playing most nights in the town's bars. In December 2005 the Leamington band Nizlopi, a product of the Leamington scene, reached Number 1 in the UK Singles Chart with The JCB Song. The Woodbine Street Recording Studios has been used by several well known music acts such as Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene and The Specials. The Shapes were an English punk rock group that came into being in the British town of Leamintgon Spa in the latter half of the 1970s. ... Seymour Bybuss is the stage name of Ben Browton, during the period when he was the singer for the punk rock band The shapes. ... Brian Helicopter is the stage name of Gareth Holder, a bass player who first came to prominence playing for the punk rock band The shapes. ... “Peel Sessions” redirects here. ... This article is about the rock band. ... This article is about the band. ... Nizlopi are a two piece band: Luke Concannon (guitar and vocals) and John Parker (double bass affectionately named Stephanie, human beatbox and vocals). ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... Woodbine Street Recording Studios is a recording studio located in the town of Leamington Spa, UK. There are two recording rooms, the first being the main 31 square metre one. ... Paul Weller (born John William Weller, 25 May 1958, in Stanley Road, Woking, Surrey) is a British singer-songwriter. ... Ocean Colour Scene (often abbreviated to OCS) are an English rock band from Birmingham. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Leamington has many bars and three night clubs of note. There's a vibrant scene, especially in university term time. Smack, formerly Sugar, is popular on Tuesdays and Evolve on Thursdays. At the weekend the many bars and all the clubs are busy, as the Spa swells with revellers from neighbouring towns and villages.


There are a number of sporting clubs in Leamington Spa, including the football team, Leamington F.C., a disc golf course, Quarry Park, and an Ultimate Frisbee Team, the Leamington Lemmings.


In the 1990's, the BBC television programme Keeping Up Appearances was filmed in and around the area, notable episodes included one with Walton Hall and many have had footage of the actual town in them, including the River Leam being featured as a fishing spot and boating spot.


Suburbs

Lillington, Milverton, Sydenham and Campion Hills are the four main suburban districts within Leamington proper. The district of Myton, 3 km to the west, is considered a suburb of neighbouring Warwick. There are several places named Lillington: Lillington is a hamlet in north west Dorset, England. ... Milverton is the name of several places, each deriving its name from the county of Somerset: Milverton, Somerset Milverton is a place in Ontario, Canada Milverton is a former village, now a district of Leamington Spa in Warwickshire This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the... Warwick (pronounced or War-ick (silent w in middle)) is the historic county town of Warwickshire in England and has a population of 25,434 (2001 census). ...


Cubbington is a sizeable village which merges with the Leamington urban area to the northeast and is often regarded as a suburb of the town. Map sources for Cubbington at grid reference SP343682 Cubbington is a village (ward population 5,700 in 2002) connected to the north-east of Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England. ...


Similarly, Whitnash is a large village which merges with Leamington directly to the south of the town and is generally considered as a suburb. { { GBmap|Whitnash - Warwickshire|SP3263 } } Whitnash est une petite ville dedans [ [ Warwickshire ] ], [ [ lAngleterre ] ]. Il est pr�s [ [ station thermale royale de Leamington ] ], et est vu par beaucoup en tant quefficacement �tant une banlieue de Leamington. ...


The village of Radford Semele only 4 km to the east is often referred to as one of the town's suburbs, however it does not merge with Leamington's urban area at any point and is distinctly separate. Map sources for Radford Semele at grid reference SP345645 Radford Semele is a small village in Warwickshire, England, close to the town of Leamington Spa. ...


Nearby places

  • Warwick - 4 km (2.5 miles) west (the two towns have become conjoined through growth)
  • Whitnash - 3 km (2 miles) south (a small town which has become a southern suburb)
  • Cubbington - 3 km (2 miles) northeast (a large village which has become a northern suburb)
  • Kenilworth - 7 km (4.5 miles) north.
  • Southam - 9 km (5.5 miles) east.
  • Coventry - 16 km (10 miles) north
  • Stratford-upon-Avon - 18 km (11 miles) southwest
  • Rugby 23 km (15 miles) northeast.

Warwick (pronounced or War-ick (silent w in middle)) is the historic county town of Warwickshire in England and has a population of 25,434 (2001 census). ... { { GBmap|Whitnash - Warwickshire|SP3263 } } Whitnash est une petite ville dedans [ [ Warwickshire ] ], [ [ lAngleterre ] ]. Il est pr�s [ [ station thermale royale de Leamington ] ], et est vu par beaucoup en tant quefficacement �tant une banlieue de Leamington. ... Map sources for Cubbington at grid reference SP343682 Cubbington is a village (ward population 5,700 in 2002) connected to the north-east of Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England. ... Statistics Population: 22,582 (2001) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SP295715 Administration District: Warwick Shire county: Warwickshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Warwickshire Services Police force: Warwickshire Police Ambulance service: West Midlands Post office and telephone Post town: Kenilworth Postal district: CV8... Southam is a small market town in the Stratford-on-Avon district of Warwickshire, England. ... For other uses, see Coventry (disambiguation). ... Stratford-upon-Avon Stratford-upon-Avon is a town in Warwickshire, England. ... Rugby is a market town in the county of Warwickshire in the West Midlands of England, on the River Avon. ...

Twin towns

Leamington is twinned with: This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ...

Leamington has friendship agreements with: Sceaux is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. ... Brühl is a city in Germany, located 20 km south of Cologne, in the Rhein-Erft-Kreis. ... Heemstede (population 25,660 in 2004) is a town in the northwestern Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. ...

Nickname: Motto: Southern Latitude. ... Bo, Sierra Leone Satelite view of Bo (Landsat image viewed using NASA World Wind software) Bo, is the second largest city in Sierra Leone, with an estimated population of 472,919. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Allen, Geoff, (2000) Warwickshire Towns & Villages, ISBN 1 85058 642 X
  2. ^ a b Slater, Terry (1981) A History of Warwickshire, ISBN 0-85033-416-0
  3. ^ http://www.leamingtonspatowncouncil.gov.uk//?p=3 Leamington Town Council]
  4. ^ Vision of Britain

Canon Doctor Terry Slater is a reader in Historical Geography at the University of Birmingham, UK and also lectures. ...

Further reading

  • Lyndon Fraser Cave (1988). Royal Leamington Spa: Its History and Development. Phillimore & Co Ltd. 

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