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Church Lawford, Warwickshire

Historical Description

Lawford, Church, a village and a parish in Warwickshire, on the river Avon, near the Fosse Way, and 4 miles W by N of Rugby. There is a post and money order office under Rugby; telegraph office, Wolston. Acreage of the civil parish, 1829; population, 244; of the ecclesiastical, with Newnham Regis, 358. The manor and all the land belong to the Duke of Buccleuch. A cutting of the L. & N.W.R. was made by excavation of 500, 000 cubic yards of earth. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Newnham Regis, in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £218 witli residence. Patron, the Duke of Bnccleuch. The church is good, and consists of nave, aisle, and chancel, with a small tower. It originally belonged to a Norman abbey.

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 parishChurch Lawford St. Peter 
Poor Law unionRugby 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The Warwickshire County Record Office hold the following registers for Church Lawford:


Most of the records prior to 1911 have been digitised and are available on

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Church Lawford from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Warwickshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Church Lawford are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Warwickshire papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Warwickshire 1619 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtCV23
Post TownRugby