place and town (from 914)

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Warwick (/ˈwɒrɪk/ WORR-ik) is a market town, civil parish and the county town of Warwickshire in the Warwick District in England, adjacent to the River Avon. It is 9 miles (14 km) south of Coventry, and 19 miles (31 km) south-east of Birmingham. It is adjoined with Leamington Spa and Whitnash. It has ancient origins and an array of historic buildings, notably from the Medieval, Stuart and Georgian eras. It was a major fortified settlement from the early Middle Ages, the most notable relic of this period being Warwick Castle, a major tourist attraction. Much was destroyed in the Great Fire of Warwick in 1694 and then rebuilt with fine 18th century buildings, such as the Collegiate Church of St Mary and the Shire Hall. The population was estimated at 37,267 at the 2021 Census.

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Warwick 1100 Years 914 2014 Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians and daughter of King Alfred the Great, founded a fortress at 'Waeringwicum' in AD 914 which grew into the town of Warwick. Her conquest of the Viking 'Danelaw' secured the creation of the Kingdom of England

Castle Street, Warwick, United Kingdom where it founded (914)