Place:Rugby Rural, Warwickshire, England

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NameRugby Rural
Alt namesRugby Rural District
TypeRural district
Coordinates52.39°N 1.35°W
Located inWarwickshire, England     (1894 - 1974)
See alsoMonks Kirby Rural, Warwickshire, Englandrural district absorbed in 1932
Foleshill Rural, Warwickshire, Englandrural district part absorbed in 1932
Nuneaton Rural, Warwickshire, Englandrural district part absorbed in 1932
Rugby District, Warwickshire, Englanddistrict municipality into which it merged in 1974


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The Rugby Rural District was a rural district in Warwickshire, England. The district covered the rural areas surrounding the town of Rugby, where the district council was based, but did not include Rugby itself which was administered separately.

The district was created in 1894. In 1932 its boundaries were significantly altered. The district was expanded to include the whole of the abolished Monks Kirby Rural District, parts of the abolished Foleshill Rural District and parts of the abolished Nuneaton Rural District. It also briefly included Bulkington, but in 1938 this merged with Bedworth. At the same time it lost some territory as Rugby's town boundaries were expanded.

On 1 April 1974 the district was abolished and merged with the Rugby municipal borough (which covered the town of Rugby) to form the present non-metropolitan Borough of Rugby.

The location of Rugby Rural District and its civil parishes before 1932 is shown on this map. After the additions of 1932 it is found on this map.

List of Parishes

ParishDescriptionDuration Notes
Ansty chapelry, ancient parish, civil parish 1932 - 1974
Bilton ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Binley Woods chapelry, civil parish 1932 - 1974
Birdingbury ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Brandon and Bretford hamlet, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Brinklow chapelry, ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Brownsover chapelry, civil parish 1894 - 1932
Bulkington ancient parish, civil parish 1932 - 1938
Burton and Draycotte ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Burton Hastings ancient parish, civil parish 1932 - 1974
Church Lawford ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Churchover ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Clifton upon Dunsmore ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Combe Fields Parochial area, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Copston Magna hamlet, chapelry, civil parish 1932 - 1974
Cosford hamlet, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Dunchurch ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Easenhall hamlet, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Frankton ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Grandborough ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Harborough Magna ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Hillmorton ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1932
Kings Newnham ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Leamington Hastings ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Little Lawford hamlet, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Long Lawford hamlet, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Marton ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Monks Kirby ancient parish, civil parish 1932 - 1974
Newbold on Avon ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1932
Newton and Biggin hamlet, chapelry, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Pailton hamlet, civil parish 1932 - 1974
Princethorpe township, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Ryton on Dunsmore chapelry, ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Shilton chapelry, civil parish 1932 - 1974
Stretton Baskerville ancient parish, civil parish 1932 - 1974
Stretton on Dunsmore hamlet, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Stretton under Fosse hamlet, civil parish 1932 - 1974
Thurlaston township, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Wibtoft chapelry, civil parish 1932 - 1974
Willey ancient parish, civil parish 1932 - 1974
Willoughby ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Withybrook chapelry, ancient parish, civil parish 1932 - 1974
Wolfhampcote ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Wolston ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Wolvey ancient parish, civil parish 1932 - 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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