|Alt names||Lawford Heath||source: from redirect|
|Type||Hamlet, Village, Civil parish|
|Located in||Warwickshire, England|
|See also||Newbold on Avon, Warwickshire, England||ancient parish of which it was part|
|Knightlow Hundred, Warwickshire, England||hundred in which it was located|
|Rugby Rural, Warwickshire, England||rural district in which it was situated 1894-1974|
|Rugby District, Warwickshire, England||administrative district covering the area since 1974|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
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Long Lawford is a village and civil parish in the Rugby Borough of Warwickshire, England, located just west of Rugby itself. In 2001 the parish had a population of 2,831, increasing to 3,180 at the 2011 UK census.
The village is one of four Lawfords in the locality, and is named long because, historically, the village ran along the road between Rugby and Coventry. The other three Lawfords are Church Lawford, Little Lawford and Lawford Heath. The village is next to the A428 road. The Rugby to Coventry railway line (West Coast Main Line) runs through the village, but it has never had its own station.
The main manor house in Long Lawford is Holbrook Grange, the ancestral home of the Caldecotts. Although the house has now changed hands, the influences of the Caldecotts remain, with one of the two village public houses being "The Caldecott Arms".
Long Lawford is effectively a suburb of Rugby, although it is not administered as part of the town.
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Long Lawford was originally a hamlet and chapelry in the ancient parish of Newbold on Avon in the Knightlow Hundred of Warwickshire.
It was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it became part of the Rugby Rural District. Since 1974 it has been in the Borough of Rugby.
- 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.
Categories: Warwickshire, England | Long Lawford, Warwickshire, England | Newbold on Avon, Warwickshire, England | Knightlow Hundred, Warwickshire, England | Rugby Rural, Warwickshire, England | Rugby District, Warwickshire, England