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Ladbroke is a village and civil parish about 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Southam in Warwickshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2001 UK census was 273, reducing to 268 at the 2011 UK census.
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A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Ladbroke from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "LADBROOKE, a parish, with a village, in Southam [registration] district, Warwick[shire]; near the river Itchen, 1½ mile ESE of Harbury [Railway] station, and 2 S by W of Southam. Post-town: Southam, under Rugby. Acres, with Lower Hodnel and Upper Hodnel extra-parochial places: 3,951. Real property: £3,317. Population: 274. Houses, 61. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged formerly to the Palmer family, and belongs now to C. R. P. Morewood, Esq. Ladbrooke Gorse is a meet for the Warwickshire hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value: £441. Patron: the Rev. T. A. Vincent. The church is ancient and very good; has a fine tower and spire; and contains a rich silver-gilt communion service, and several monuments of the Palmers. Charities, £42."
Ladbroke was originally an ancient parish in the Knightlow Hundred of Warwickshire, England. It was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it became part of the Southam Rural District. Since 1974 it has been part of the non-metropolitan Stratford on Avon District.
It is the intervening parish between Southam and the extra parochial tracts of Hodnell, Chapel Ascote, Watergall and Wills Pastures.
- The website British History Online provides seven volumes of the Victoria County History Series on Warwickshire. The first (Vol 2) covers the religious houses of the county; Volumes 3 through 6 provide articles the settlements in each of the hundreds in turn, and Volumes 7 and 8 deal with Birmingham and Coventry respectively.
- GENUKI main page for Warwickshire provides information on various topics covering the whole of the county, and also a link to a list of parishes. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each. This is a list of pre-1834 ancient or ecclesiastical parishes but there are suggestions as to how to find parishes set up since then. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and therefore the reader should check additional sources if possible.
- Warwickshire and West Midland family history societies are listed in GENUKI.
- The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date and from more recent data. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851. There is a list of all the parishes in existence at that date with maps indicating their boundaries. The website is very useful for finding the ecclesiastical individual parishes within large cities and towns.
- A Vision of Britain through Time, Warwickshire, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72 which often provides brief notes on the economic basis of the settlement and significant occurences through its history.
- The two maps below indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.