Newbold on Avon  Warwickshire


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

NEWBOLD-UPON-AVON, a village, a township, and a parish, in Rugby district, Warwick. The village stands on the river Avon and the Oxford canal, adjacent to the Northwestern railway, 1½ mile W N W of Rugby r.station; and has a post-office under Rugby. The township includes the village, and extends into the country. ...

Real property, £3, 778; of which £144 are in quarries. Pop., 456. Houses, 100. The parish contains also the townships of Cosford, Little Lawford, and Long Lawford. Acres, 4,020. Real property, £10, 236. Pop., 1, 169. Houses, 270. The property is divided among a few. The manor was long held by the family of Boughton. Newbold House and Newbold Grange are chief residences. Limestone, of superior quality, is largely calcined. The parish is a meet for the Atherstone hounds. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of Long Lawford, in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £566.* Patron, J. W. B. Leigh, Esq. The church is ancient; was repaired in 1853; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower; contains monuments to the Boughtons; and stands on an eminence. There are a chapel of ease at Long Lawford, a national school, and charities £69.

Newbold on Avon through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 12th August 2020

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