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Bourton upon Dunsmoor, Warwickshire

Historical Description

Bourton-upon-Dunsmoor, a village and a parish in Warwickshire, on Dunsmoor Heath, near the river Leam, 1 mile SSE of Birdingbury station on the L. & N.W.R., and 5½ miles SW by W of Rugby. The parish includes the hamlet of Draycott, and has a post office, of the name of Bourton, under Rugby; money order and telegraph office, Marton. Acreage, 2144; population, 311. Bourton Hall is a Doric mansion standing in a fine park. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester; gross value, £310 with residence. The church is ancient; it has a tower with spire, and contains a stone font of the 13th century, and a pulpit of 1607. At Draycott there is a Baptist chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWarwickshire 
Ecclesiastical parishBourton-upon-Dunsmoor St. Mary 
Poor Law unionRugby 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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