Place:Newbold on Avon, Warwickshire, England

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NameNewbold on Avon
Alt namesNewbold upon Avonsource: alternate spelling
Newbold-on-Avonsource: alternate spelling
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.39°N 1.281°W
Located inWarwickshire, England
See alsoKnightlow Hundred, Warwickshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Rugby Rural, Warwickshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1932
Harborough Magna, Warwickshire, Englandparish with which it was part merged in 1932
Rugby, Warwickshire, Englandmunicipal borough with which it was part merged in 1932
Rugby District, Warwickshire, Englandadministrative district covering the area since 1974
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Since 1932 Newbold on Avon has been an area of the town of Rugby in Warwickshire, England, located around 1½ miles northwest of the town centre. Population figures are combined with those of Rugby. Newbold was historically a village in its own right, and was part of Rugby Rural District until 1932, but in that year its area was split with 43% being absorbed into Rugby when it was still a municipal borough and the remainder merged into the adjoining parish of Harborough Magna. The area is now within the confines of the Rugby District or Borough of Rugby, established in 1974.

Newbold keeps its village character in places, but modern housing estates surround the old village core. In the old village is the church of St Botolph, which dates from the 15th century.

The River Avon and the Oxford Canal go between Newbold and Rugby. The canal goes through the 189-metre-long Newbold Tunnel, built in the 1830s to replace an older tunnel which went on a different route. Remains of the old tunnel can be seen next to the churchyard. The tunnel is oval in section, with the lower part forming an inverted arch for strength.

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Newbold on Avon was originally an ancient parish in the Knightlow Hundred of Warwickshire, England. It included the hamlets of Cosford, Little Lawford, and Long Lawford.

Research Tips

  • 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.
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