Place:Southam Rural, Warwickshire, England

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NameSoutham Rural
Alt namesSoutham Rural District
TypeRural district
Coordinates52.2°N 1.4°W
Located inWarwickshire, England     (1894 - 1974)
See alsoFarnborough Rural, Warwickshire, Englandrural district from which parishes were absorbed in 1932
Stratford on Avon District, Warwickshire, Englanddistrict which replaced the rural district in 1974
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Southam Rural District was a rural district in the county of Warwickshire, England. It was created in 1894 and consisted of 26 parishes, a further six parishes were added in 1932, when the Farnborough Rural District was disbanded. It was named after and administered from the town of Southam.

Since 1 April 1974 it has formed part of the District of Stratford on Avon.

List of Parishes

ParishDescriptionDuration Notes
Avon Dassett ancient parish, civil parish 1932 - 1974 from Farnborough Rural District
Bishops Itchington ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Burton Dassett ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Chadshunt chapelry, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Chapel Ascote extraparochial, parochial area, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Chesterton ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Farnborough ancient parish, civil parish 1932 - 1974 from Farnborough Rural District
Fenny Compton ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Gaydon chapelry, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Harbury ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Hodnell Parochial area, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Ladbroke ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Lighthorne ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Long Itchington ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Lower Radbourne extraparochial, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Lower Shuckburgh chapelry, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Napton on the Hill ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Priors Hardwick ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Priors Marston chapelry, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Radway ancient parish, civil parish 1932 - 1974 from Farnborough Rural District
Ratley and Upton ancient parish, civil parish 1932 - 1974 from Farnborough Rural District
Shottswell ancient parish, civil parish 1932 - 1974 from Farnborough Rural District
Southam ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Stockton ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Stoneton extraparochial, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Ufton ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Upper Radbourne extraparochial, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Upper Shuckburgh ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Warmington ancient parish, civil parish 1932 - 1974 from Farnborough Rural District
Watergall extraparochial, parochial area, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Wills Pastures extraparochial, parochial area, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Wormleighton ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974

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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