Church Lawford

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Church Lawford
Church Lawford is located in Warwickshire
Church Lawford
Church Lawford
Location within Warwickshire
Population418 (2011)
OS grid referenceSP449763
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCV23
Dialling code024
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°23′N 1°20′W / 52.38°N 1.33°W / 52.38; -1.33Coordinates: 52°23′N 1°20′W / 52.38°N 1.33°W / 52.38; -1.33

Church Lawford is a village in Warwickshire. It is located just under 2.5 miles (4 km) west of the town of Rugby and 4.5 miles (7 km) east of Coventry. The population of the civil parish taken at the 2011 census was 418.[1] The village lies north of the railway between the two and is also north of the main road, the A428. To the north is the River Avon.

The first reference to the village is in the Domesday book of 1086 when the manor house and the mill (now disused) are mentioned. The first parish church, dedicated to St Peter, was built in the 13th century. The current parish church, also St Peter's, was built in 1874. There were primary schools in the village between the early 1900s and 1996. The first closed in 1964 and was replaced by a second school which itself shut just over thirty years later.

The village is often mentioned along with the neighbouring village of Long Lawford to the east and the hamlet of King's Newnham to the north although they are completely separate settlements. There is an industrial unit business centre to the south of the village. It was opened in 1990. Units range in size from 55 to 218 square metres.

RAF Church Lawford[edit]

There was a RAF training station situated just over 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the village from 1941 until 1955 called RAF Church Lawford


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 27 December 2015.

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