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Lighthorne, Warwickshire

Historical Description

Lighthorne, a village and a parish in Warwickshire, The village stands near the Fosse Way, 4 miles N of Kino-ton station on the East and West Junction railway, and 4 SW by S of Southam Road and Harbury on the G.W.R., and has a post office under Warwick; money order and telegraph office, Kineton. The parish comprises 2112 acres; population, 352. The manor and most of the land belong to Lord. Willoughby de Broke. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester; gross value, £400 with residence. Patron, Lord Willoughby de Broke. The church was rebuilt in 1876, with the exception of the tower, and consists of chancel, nave, N aisle, S porch, and mortuary 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 parishLighthorne St. Lawrence 
Poor Law unionSoutham 

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

Church Records

The Warwickshire County Record Office hold the following registers for Lighthorne:


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 Lighthorne from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Lighthorne 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 districtCV35
Post TownWarwick