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Former good article nomineeWarwickshire was a Geography and places good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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February 24, 2009Good article nomineeNot listed


Also see Talk:Warwickshire/Archive

Removed the description of the M42 as the the Birmingham circular motorway. Funny circle. --JBellis 15:53, 17 Mar 2005 (UTC)

External link[edit]

I'm re-adding the link to Warwickshire online. The site does not require registration to brows, only to post and has an interesting gallery of Warwickshire images including Towns in flood, it also has a news feeder that brings up Warwickshire news from several sources. Therefore I feel it's relevant to the article and not spam. Madhatter1uk 18:26, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

It is wiki policy to avoid links to discussion forums. see Wikipedia:External links. 21:42, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

If a link is usefull and the site is more than a discussion forum, which this is then it shouldn't be removed. see Wikipedia:External links What should be linked to 4 Sites with other meaningful, relevant content that is not suitable for inclusion in an article, such as reviews and interviews. The gallery is relevant. The fact that a site contains a discussion forum does not mean that it should automaticaly be removed. 03:03, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Not only that, Warwickshire Online provides an interactive map of the area, a large links database(Ironically something Wiki refuses to do) exclusively for warwickshire Web sites. An article section focusing on local organisations, and a news portal of Warwicksire Related News. This is FAR more then a forum.

WikiProject Warwickshire?[edit]

Just a quick suggestion to see if it is viable to send in a proposal for WikiProject Warwickshire. So, who'd be interested? - Erebus555 20:28, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

  • I wouldn't say no. G-Man * 00:40, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
  • I'd be interested in that. Madhatter1uk 12:28, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
  • I might also be up for that. AlexOUK 14:36, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
  • I'd also be interested. Nudges 03:00, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Ok have made a very basic start on this but there will be a lot of work to do to it. Wikipedia:WikiProject_Warwickshire Nudges 17:05, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Project now active. Snowman (talk) 20:37, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
Alright, all you people who thought that the Wikiproject would be a good idea, please go to the page a join up and start really contributing to it. De Mattia (talk) 01:17, 11 April 2009 (UTC)


Four different pronunciations a bit over the top, IMHO. Removed ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃə and ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃɪə -- never heard either of these in my puff. -- Picapica 12:04, 7 July 2007 (UTC) (Warwickshire lad)

Both ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃə and ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃɪə are given in the Longman Pronunciation Dictionary. LDHan 23:37, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

I bet you say ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃə Pica Pica. Do you actually say the "r" at the end, or do you say "Wariksheh"? BNS —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:06, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

I support Boynamedsue's comments on User talk:Lfh.

rhotic |ˈrōtik|
adjective Phonetics
of, relating to, or denoting a dialect or variety of English, e.g., Midwestern American English, in which r is pronounced before a consonant (as in hard) and at the ends of words (as in far).
rhoticity |rōˈtisətē| noun
ORIGIN 1960s: from Greek rhot-, stem of rho (see rho ) + -ic .
(Courtesy of Apple dictionary)
Reverted addition of 'r'. --Kudpung (talk) 03:03, 31 December 2009 (UTC)--Kudpung (talk) 02:58, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

Let’s get Warwickshire featured[edit]

The Article on Dorset has recently been featured. Come on Warwickshire folk. We’re proud of our county. Let’s see if we can get Warwickshire featured.Barbara Shack (talk) 12:50, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

Why not put your name for a WikiProject Warwickshire, what can start when it has five supporters? Snowman (talk) 21:04, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

Red links[edit]

I ran a wiki tool to find red links in the pages in the Warwickshire category. It is possible that relevant pages have already been made with a different name. Pages with more than three red link are listed: Snowman (talk) 12:31, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Wanted Title
4 Chadshunt
10 Diocese of Coventry and Lichfield
4 Farnborough, Warwickshire
4 Foleshill Rural District
5 George Greville, 2nd Earl of Warwick
4 Irish Home Rule
5 Moreton Morrell
4 New seat
4 Ratley
4 Seckington
5 Shotteswell
4 Shuttington
4 Stretton-on-Fosse
4 Ufton
4 Weethley

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Warwickshire/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Hello. I am going to have to fail this article's GA nomination. This is mainly due to referencing issues, but there are also other concerns that need to be addressed before this article can become a GA. Here is a list of the basic issues:

  • Referencing is the biggest concern with this article. There is only one in-line reference for the entire article! All but one of the sections is completely unreferenced.
  • In the Education section there is a cleanup banner dating from September 2008 and a citation needed tag dating from January 2008.
  • External links should not be present in the text, as they are in the Economy, Education and Canals and Waterways sections. These links should either be turned into in-line references or moved to the External links section.
  • There are a lot of bullet-pointed lists in this article, which MOS discourages. These should be turned into prose wherever possible.
  • There should not be sections that consist of nothing but a list of bullet-pointed names, such as the Places of interest section. This should be turned into prose as much as possible, or prose should be added to give some context of these places.
  • The Economy section needs to be expanded. Just giving a table of how the regional gross value added has increased over the past decade does little for the reader. Instead, give information on what products are made or grown there, how the economy has developed or changed, and other prose information that gives the reader more context about the area.
  • There are a lot of really short paragraphs. These should be expanded or combined with other paragraphs to make the article flow better.

These are the issues that jumped out to me on a quick run through the article. It is not a comprehensive list, as I have not checked image licensing or done a full check of prose, NPOV and completeness. I notice that the nominator has not made any edits to the article, at least in the past 7 months of the article history. I would suggest that some serious work be put into this article, and after that has been done, I would love to see the article back at GAN! Please let me know if you have any questions or comments. Dana boomer (talk) 20:48, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Thank you, I think the review is fair. Snowman (talk) 21:25, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

working towards ga status[edit]

to help get the article to GA staus i am going to turn the 3 columed list of places into 1 and add small bit of info to each one

De Mattia (talk) 08:08, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

What might be useful is converting the list into a table similar to that in Greater Manchester#Geography. The settlements could be arranged by local authority and it would eliminate the hassle of saying something for each settlement. Nev1 (talk) 09:14, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Places of Interest[edit]

University of Warwick should not be listed as a place of interest in Warwickshire, as it is in Coventry, West Midlands.

University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK (from

Only one town in south Warwickshire?[edit]

The only town in the south of Warwickshire is Shipston-on-Stour

Stratford is in south Warwickshire according to the NHS and the Warwickshire LEA's. Cls14 (talk) 10:55, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

New flag[edit]

The Flag Institute has just listed a flag for Warwickshire in their flag registry. The flag is for the historic county, i.e. including Coventry, (the east of) Birmingham, etc. The flag currently shown in the infobox is the council's flag. Can the new flag be somehow worked into the article? --Inops (talk) 13:09, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

May be best to put something into the sections dealing with the historic county rather than the infobox which deals with the present boundaries of the county. May be the "Historic boundaries" section rather than the "History" section as that already has a few images, though could add a new sub-section there giving details of both flags. Keith D (talk) 12:21, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

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Proposed changes to guidelines on UK counties[edit]

If anyone is interested, there is a discussion taking place here [1]. All comments are welcome. Roger 8 Roger (talk) 23:07, 23 October 2018 (UTC)