Polesworth is a large village and civil parish in the North Warwickshire district of Warwickshire, England. Polesworth is situated close to the northern tip of Warwickshire, adjacent to the border with Staffordshire. It is 3 miles (5 km) east of Tamworth, and is 5 miles (8 km) northwest of Atherstone, the closest towns. The border with Leicestershire is 2.5 miles (4 km) to the east, while Derbyshire is 6 miles (10 km) to the north. The River Anker runs through the village, which joins the River Tame at nearby Tamworth Castle. In the 2021 census the civil parish of Polesworth had a population of 8,727, inclusive of the contiguous sub-villages (often regarded as suburbs) of Birchmoor, St Helena, and Hall End directly to the south, and Warton to the East. The built-up area of Polesworth which includes the adjoining village of Dordon to the south (a separate parish) had a population of 9,913 in 2021.
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