Lapworth is a village and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, with a population of 2,100 according to the 2001 census, falling to 1,828 at the Census 2011. It lies six miles (10 km) south of Solihull and ten miles (16 km) northwest of Warwick.
Lapworth boasts an historic church, a chapel and two National Trust sites: Baddesley Clinton, a medieval moated manor house and garden; and Packwood House, a Tudor manor house and yew garden with over 100 trees.
The village is a popular area for cuisine, with three pubs "The Boot", "The Navigation" and "The Punch Bowl".
Catesby Lane in Lapworth is named after William Catesby (the father of Robert Catesby of Gunpowder Plot fame), whose family had been settled at Bushwood Hall, in the neighbouring parish of Bushwood, since the 14th century. The manor house was probably at Lapworth Hall, today Ireland's Farm, and in the 17th and 18th centuries the house of the Mander family of Wolverhampton.
More recent Lapworth notables include Bob Davis a.k.a. Jasper Carrott, Andy Townsend ex-footballer and TV pundit and Tony Iommi, the guitarist and founding member of Black Sabbath, who currently resides near the village.
The furniture designer and maker Hugh Birkett worked from the late 1940s until 1966 in the garage at his parents' home in Lapworth. Examples of his work can be seen at Cheltenham Museum.
- Robert Catesby, Gunpowder Plot conspirator
- Jonathan Darlington, conductor and Music Director of the Duisburg Philharmonic and Vancouver Opera
- Bob Davis a.k.a. Jasper Carrott
- Tony Iommi, guitarist and founding member of Black Sabbath
- Baron Edmiston of Lapworth
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 29 December 2015.
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