Church Lawford

Coordinates: 52°23′04″N 1°20′27″W / 52.384329°N 1.340922°W / 52.384329; -1.340922
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Church Lawford
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Cottages on Church Street, Church Lawford
Church Lawford is located in Warwickshire
Church Lawford
Church Lawford
Location within Warwickshire
Population432 (2021)
OS grid referenceSP449763
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCV23
Dialling code024
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°23′04″N 1°20′27″W / 52.384329°N 1.340922°W / 52.384329; -1.340922

Church Lawford is a village and civil parish 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 2021 census was 432.[1]

The village lies north of the A428 main road, between Coventry and Rugby, and the Rugby to Coventry railway line. From the main road, the village is on a descending slope into the valley of the River Avon. On the opposite side of the Avon, which is crossed by an old stone bridge, is the hamlet of King's Newnham. The village is one of several Lawfords in the locality, along with Long Lawford and Little Lawford to the east and to the north, and Lawford Heath to the south-east, although they are completely separate settlements.[2]

The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Leileford. The village church of St Peter stands on high ground overlooking the Avon, and was first built in the 14th century. It was extensively rebuilt in the Victorian era, between 1873 and 1874.[2]

The village once had a school, but this was closed in 1996. A reading room and village hall was built in 1912. But this was demolished in 2007 and replaced by a more modern building.[3]

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. ^ "CHURCH LAWFORD Parish in West Midlands". City Population. Retrieved 20 November 2022.
  2. ^ a b The Warwickshire Village Book. Countryside Books. 2000. pp. 41–43. ISBN 1-85306-652-4.
  3. ^ "About Us". Church Lawford Village Hall. Retrieved 20 November 2022.

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