Long Lawford

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Long Lawford
Long Lawford is located in Warwickshire
Long Lawford
Long Lawford
 Long Lawford shown within Warwickshire
Population 2,831 (2001)
OS grid reference SP 472 755
Civil parish Long Lawford
District Rugby
Shire county Warwickshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RUGBY
Postcode district CV23
Dialling code 01788
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Rugby and Kenilworth
List of places
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Warwickshire

Coordinates: 52°23′03″N 1°18′07″W / 52.384088°N 1.30203°W / 52.384088; -1.30203

Long Lawford is a village and civil parish in the Rugby borough of Warwickshire, England, located just west of Rugby, in 2001 the parish had a population of 2,831.[1]

The village is one of four Lawfords in the locality, and is named long because, historically, the village ran along the road between Rugby and Coventry. The other three Lawfords are Church Lawford, Little Lawford and Lawford Heath. The village is next to the A428 road. The Rugby to Coventry railway line (West Coast Main Line) runs through the village, but it has never had its own station.

The main manor house in Long Lawford is Holbrook Grange, the ancestral home of the Caldecotts. Although the house has now changed hands, the influences of the Caldecotts remain, with one of the three village public houses being "The Caldecott Arms".

Long Lawford is effectively a suburb of Rugby, although it is not administered as part of the town. There are three parts of Long Lawford:

  • the old village, which contains many old buildings and several pubs
  • a modern (1960s) council estate a primary school
  • a newer (1990s) residential area. Another development was built in 2006, just off the A428 road. The primary road in this development, 'Tee Tong Road', was named after the highest bidder (£1,300) in a Children in Need auction in November 2005.

The village is reputedly haunted by a one-armed spectre, known as One-handed Boughton.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ONS Neighbourhood Statistics
  2. ^ "Lawford Hall, Little Lawford - Mysterious Britain & Ireland". Mysterious Britain & Ireland. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

Judge, Keith (c. 1996). A History of the Parishes of Long Lawford and Little Lawford, 1754-1995. Privately published. p. 148. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Long Lawford at Wikimedia Commons