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Princethorpe, Warwickshire

Historical Description

Princethorpe, a township in Stretton-on-Dunsmore parish, Warwickshire, on the Fosse Way, near the river Ichene, 2½ miles S of Marton station on the L. & N.W.R., and 6 NW of Southam. It has a post office under Rugby; money order and telegraph office, Marton. Acreage, 1070; population, 279. A Benedictine priory or nunnery was erected in 1833; includes a chapel, with a low steeple, and stands on a plot of about 4 acres.

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 
Civil parishStretton upon Dunsmoor 
Poor Law unionRugby 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Princethorpe from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtCV23
Post TownRugby