Thurlaston, Warwickshire

Coordinates: 52°20′04″N 1°18′54″W / 52.334353°N 1.314977°W / 52.334353; -1.314977
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Thurlaston Main Street looking north (2).jpg
Thurlaston Main Street
Thurlaston is located in Warwickshire
Location within Warwickshire
Population379 (2021)
OS grid referenceSP477710
Civil parish
  • Thurlaston
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRUGBY
Postcode districtCV23
Dialling code01788
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°20′04″N 1°18′54″W / 52.334353°N 1.314977°W / 52.334353; -1.314977

Thurlaston is a village and civil parish in the Rugby district of Warwickshire, England. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 352, increasing to 368 at the 2011 census, and again to 379 at the 2021 census.[1]


Thurlaston was mentioned in the Domesday Book as Torlavestone.[2] The village is located around 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south-west of Rugby, and around 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the larger village of Dunchurch. Immediately to the north of the village is the M45 motorway. There is only one dead end road into Thurlaston from the north, connecting the village with the B4429, via a bridge over the M45 motorway. Thurlaston overlooks the Draycote Water reservoir to the south, and is close to the county border with Northamptonshire, less than 2 miles to the east.[3]

Notable buildings[edit]

The village church of St. Edmund is a red brick building dating from 1849 designed by William Butterfield. It is unusual in that it was designed to serve as both a church and a school with a schoolmaster's house attached, it is now grade II listed.[4] The most famous building, however, is probably the old 18th century windmill which is now used as a private house, this is also grade II listed.[5][3]


  1. ^ "THURLASTON Parish in West Midlands". City Population. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Warwickshire Q-Z". The Domesday Book Online. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b Geoff, Allen (2000). Warwickshire Towns & Villages. Sigma Press. p. 134. ISBN 1-85058-642-X.
  4. ^ "Church House church of St Edmund A Grade II Listed Building in Thurlaston, Warwickshire". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  5. ^ "The Windmill A Grade II Listed Building in Thurlaston, Warwickshire". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 16 May 2020.

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