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Widmerpool Parish Council


The following topics are covered by pages on this website and contain a brief history of the village and items of historical interest:

  • Sporting History - a look at Widmerpool's cricketing heritage;
  • Widmerpool Look Back - interesting observations about the village that have been collected over the years;;
  • WW1 Commemoration - Widmerpool commemorates the Centenary of the ending of the First World War;
  • Old Hall Drive - a personal reflection of 50 years living on Old Hall Drive by Helen Pike.


A Check on Population Changes

In 1674, 34 houses in Widmerpool were assessed to the hearth tax and four others "discharged by reason of poverty".

There were 40 families in the parish in 1743.

By 1801 there were 45 houses and 206 people.

After a slight rise, the population fell until in 1861 there were 31 houses and 151 people.

It was not until 1971 that there was an increase to 237.

In 2001 there were 101 houses and 262 people, although this included 47 living in a care home.

By 2018 the figure has increased to 280 people.