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Encyclopedia > Widmerpool

Widmerpool shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 262
OS grid reference SK632280
District Rushcliffe
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NG12
Dialling code 0115
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
European Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Sherwood
List of places: UKEnglandNottinghamshire

Coordinates: 52°51′N 1°04′W / 52.85, -1.06 Image File history File links Size of this preview: 471 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (957 × 1217 pixel, file size: 178 KB, MIME type: image/png) Nottinghamshire outline, showing motorways and urban areas. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of English administrative division used for the purposes of local government. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ... 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 East Midlands is one of the regions of England and consists of most of the eastern half of the traditional region of the Midlands. ... // Constituent country is a phrase used, often by official institutions, in contexts in which a historical, currently non-legally officially recognised country makes up a part of a larger entity or grouping. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This list of sovereign states, alphabetically arranged, gives an overview of states around the world with information on the extent of their sovereignty. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The NG postcode area, also known as the Nottingham postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Nottingham including areas in Derbyshire, southern Nottinghamshire, and also Sleaford and Grantham in Lincolnshire. ... +44 redirects here. ... There are a number of policing agencies in the United Kingdom. ... Nottinghamshire Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the shire county of Nottinghamshire and the unitary authority of Nottingham in the East Midlands of 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... Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service is the statutary fire and rescue service covering Nottinghamshire (including the unitary authority of Nottingham) in the East Midlands of England. ... The East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) is an ambulance service formed in April 1999 as a result of the merging of the Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire (including Rutland) ambulance services. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... East Midlands is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... 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 settlements in the ceremonial county of Nottinghamshire, England. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Widmerpool is a village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire , about 10 miles south of Nottingham. At the time of the 2001 census it had a population of 262 [1]. Until the 1960s there had not been any building in the village for 100 years. The parish church of St Peter and St Paul was rebuilt at a cost of £10,000 in the period 1888-1895. Widmerpool Hall on the north side of the village was built in 1872. It is currently undergoing renovation for residential purposes, and was previously the HQ of the AA Patrol Service Training School [2]. The development of Widmerpool Hall will provide 9 apartments, 11 mews style houses and 4 detached houses. There is a brook called Fairway Brook passing through Main Street and Old Hall Drive which joins the Trent near Newark. Widmerpool was recently awarded the 'Best Kept Village' award for Nottinghamshire[3]. Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ... For other uses, see Nottingham (disambiguation). ... According to tradition, Peter was crucified upside-down, as shown in this painting by Caravaggio. ... The name Saint Paul may refer to one of several possible meanings or references, though it is most commonly used to refer to the Biblical Paul of Tarsus. ...

Fictional Person

Kenneth Widmerpool is the anti-hero of Anthony Powell's series of novels A Dance to the Music of Time; Powell was well aware of the Nottinghamshire associations of the name. Kenneth Widmerpool is a fictional character in Anthony Powells sequence of novels, A Dance to the Music of Time. ... Anthony Dymoke Powell, CH (December 21, 1905 - March 28, 2000) was a British novelist best known for his A Dance to the Music of Time duodecalogy published between 1951 and 1975. ... A Dance to the Music of Time is a twelve volume roman à clef by Anthony Powell, published between 1951 and 1975. ...


There is a very detailed history of the village "Widmerpool a Century of Change 1900 to 2000" produced by Geoff Brooks of New Manor Farm Widmerpool (the oldest and one of the few people living in the village that was born there).


  1. ^ "Area:Widmerpool CP (Parish)"
  2. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus. 1979. The Buildings of England:Nottinghamshire.Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin.
  3. ^ "Wonderful Widmerpool is champion of champions", Rushcliffe Borough Council, November 2007

  Results from FactBites:
Dance to the Music of Time (2148 words)
Widmerpool's reaction is not severe nor is he actually embarrassed.
While all these incidents support the notion that Widmerpool is in fact developing a thick skin, impervious to most insults, he still is not without his vulnerable spots, or rather, a soft underbelly that is open to attack.
Widmerpool seems to have developed a pattern of taking the embarrassment very well when it is dished out by a man, but when it comes to women, he can't seem to deal with it very well.
Dance to the Music of Time (4401 words)
Widmerpool is shown as the leader of this group as they find their seats.
Widmerpool lacks a sense of self-esteem in many of his interactions with people he is attracted to in A Dance to the Music of Time.
Nick remarks that "when Widmerpool pushed his way between the chairs, disappearing a minute later through the doors of the supper-room, he seemed to the world at large, perhaps correctly, to be merely a man in a towering rage" (72).
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