Lapworth, a village and a parish in Warwickshire. The village stands near the Stratford-upon-Avon and the Warwick and Birmingham Canals, 2 miles WSW of Kingswood station on the G.W.R., and 4 N by E of Henley-in-Arden, and has a post office under Birmingham; money order and telegraph office, Hockley Heath. The parish includes also part of the hamlet of Kingswood, which also has a post office under Birmingham. It comprises 2984 acres; population, 617. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £293 with residence. Patron, Merton College, Oxford. The church is mainly Decorated and Later English, consists of nave, with aisles and clerestory, chancel, with a chapel on the N side, a porch with a chapel above, and an embattled tower. The hamlet of Bushwood and the parish of Lapworth are united for Parish Council purposes.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Lapworth St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Solihull|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Warwickshire County Record Office hold the following registers for Lapworth:
Most of the records prior to 1911 have been digitised and are available on Ancestry.co.uk
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Lapworth from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Lapworth (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Warwickshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Lapworth are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Warwickshire papers online:
The Visitation of Warwickshire 1619 is available on the Heraldry page.