|Alt names||Pricethorpe||source: Wikipedia|
|Type||Township, Civil parish|
|Located in||Warwickshire, England|
|See also||Stretton on Dunsmore, 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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Princethorpe is a village and civil parish in the Rugby District of Warwickshire, England. In the 2001 UK census the parish had a population of 382, reducing to 376 at the 2011 UK census.
Princethorpe is located roughly halfway between the towns of Rugby and Leamington Spa and is at a crossroads between the A423, B4453 and B4455 (Fosse Way) roads.
Its name came from Anglo-Saxon Prǽnesþorp or Prǽn's meaning "outlying farmstead or hamlet". In the time of Edward I it was called Prenesthorpe. In the reign of Henry VI it came into the possession of the Hugford family of Emscote and stayed in that family until the reign of Henry VII when John Hugford sold it to Sir William Compton.
Princethorpe was originally in the parish of Wolston but was made, for convenience, a separate parish with Stretton on Dunsmore by an Act of Parliament in the reign of William III.
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Princethorpe was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it became part of the Rugby Rural District. Since 1974 it has been part of the non-metropolitan Rugby District.
- 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 | Princethorpe, Warwickshire, England | Stretton on Dunsmore, Warwickshire, England | Knightlow Hundred, Warwickshire, England | Rugby Rural, Warwickshire, England | Rugby District, Warwickshire, England