Rowington, a parish in Warwickshire, near the Birmingham and Warwick Canal, 1½ mile SE of Kingswood station on the G.W.R., and 6 miles NW of Warwick. It has a post office, called Rowington Green, under Warwick; money order office, Kingswood; telegraph office, Hatton. It includes Moseley End, Lowsonford, Pinley Green, High Cross, Holywell, and part of Kingswood hamlets. Acreage, 3817; population of the civil parish, 814; of the ecclesiastical, 779. There is a parish council consisting of six members. The manor was given by Queen Elizabeth to the Earl of Dudley. Rowington Hall is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £200 with residence. The church was originally Norman, but dates chiefly from the 15th century. It has an exceedingly narrow S aisle, and contains some ancient stained glass and numerous monuments. It was restored in 1872. There is a chapel of ease at Lowsonford, and a Congregational chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Rowington St. Lawrence|
|Poor Law union||Warwick|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
A transcript of the Rowington Parish Register, 1612-1812 is available to browse online.
The Warwickshire County Record Office hold the following registers for Rowington:
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 Rowington from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Rowington (St. Lawrence))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Warwickshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Rowington 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.