Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for DUNCHURCH

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.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village, a parish, and a sub-district"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Dunchurch CP/AP       Dunchurch SubD       Rugby PLU/RegD       Warwickshire AncC
Place: Dunchurch

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