King's Newnham

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King's Newnham
Tower of Church of St Laurence at King's Newnham Warwickshire.jpg
Tower of Church of St Laurence
King's Newnham is located in Warwickshire
King's Newnham
King's Newnham
 King's Newnham shown within Warwickshire
Population 50 In 2001 census subsumed into Church Lawford by postcode search
OS grid reference SP452771
District Rugby
Shire county Warwickshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town COVENTRY
Postcode district CV23
Dialling code 024
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Rugby and Kenilworth
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire

Coordinates: 52°23′28″N 1°20′10″W / 52.391°N 1.336°W / 52.391; -1.336

King's Newnham (otherwise known as Newnham Regis) is a village and civil parish located just under 2.5 miles (4 km) west of the town of Rugby and 4.5 miles (7 km) east of Coventry. It is within the borough of Rugby and Warwickshire county council.

History[edit]

It lost most of its population as a result of enclosures of the former Royal Manor. Its parish church, St Laurence's, was built in the 12th century, and partially demolished 1795–97, leaving its mostly 16th-century tower and it disused.[1][2] The five other listed buildings of the parish are very close relative to the distant northern parish border: Farm Building near Newnham Hall, The Laurels, Highfield House, Newnham Hall and Manor Farmhouse.[3][4][5][6][7]

Today[edit]

For ecclesiastical purposes King's Newnham is joined with nearby Church Lawford from which it is separated by the Warwickshire Avon to the south. The parish council meets and shares the community facilities of Church Lawford community hall.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "King's Newnham Tower". Church Lawford and King's Newnham online. 
  2. ^ English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1029535)". National Heritage List for England. 
  3. ^ English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1034906)". National Heritage List for England. 
  4. ^ English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1034907)". National Heritage List for England. 
  5. ^ English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1185475)". National Heritage List for England. 
  6. ^ English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1185478)". National Heritage List for England. 
  7. ^ English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1365092)". National Heritage List for England. 

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