Dunchurch  Warwickshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Dunchurch like this:

DUNCHURCH, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Rugby district, Warwick. The village stands on the eastern verge of the county, near Dunsmoor, and near the Rugby and Warwick railway, 3¼ miles SSW of Rugby; is a polling-place; and has a post office‡ under Rugby, and fairs on the third Monday of Jan., March, and May, the Monday before 24 June, the third Monday of July and Aug., 15 Sept., 1 Oct., and the third Monday of Nov. ...

The parish includes also the hamlets of Toft and Cawston, and the township of Thurlaston. Acres, 4, 846. Real property, £6, 445. Pop., 1, 309. Houses, 318. The property is divided among a few. The parish is a meet for the N. Warwick hounds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £320.* Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church belonged to Pipe-well abbey; is partly early English, partly perpendicular; includes a fine Norman arch in its western porch; and has a large square tower, much mutilated, yet very beautiful. Boughton's school has £81; Newcombe's alms-houses, £74; and other charities, £185.—The sub-district contains eleven parishes. Acres, 28, 956. Pop., 5, 873. Houses, 1, 340.

Dunchurch through time

Dunchurch is now part of Rugby district. Click here for graphs and data of how Rugby has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Dunchurch itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Dunchurch, in Rugby and Warwickshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th April 2024

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