Lower Shuckburgh

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Lower Shuckburgh
Lower Shuckburgh from the south - geograph.org.uk - 1257448.jpg
Lower Shuckburgh from the south
Lower Shuckburgh is located in Warwickshire
Lower Shuckburgh
Lower Shuckburgh
Location within Warwickshire
Population82 (2001 Census)
OS grid referenceSP4862
Civil parish
  • Upper and Lower Shuckburgh
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDAVENTRY
Postcode districtNN11
Dialling code01327
PoliceWarwickshire
FireWarwickshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire
52°15′29″N 1°17′22″W / 52.258133°N 1.289356°W / 52.258133; -1.289356Coordinates: 52°15′29″N 1°17′22″W / 52.258133°N 1.289356°W / 52.258133; -1.289356

Lower Shuckburgh is a small village in eastern Warwickshire. It lies within the civil parish of Upper and Lower Shuckburgh, which in the 2001 census had a population of 82.[1]

The village lies on the A425 road between Southam and Daventry. Just north of the village is the Oxford Canal. On Beacon Hill, just south of the village, is the deserted village of Upper Shuckburgh after which the parish is partly named.

The most notable building in the village is the Church of St John the Baptist, designed by John Croft, which dates from 1864 and is built in Gothic style. The 15 feet (5 m) war memorial is a Hornton stone obelisk, unveiled in 1921 and decorated with a bronze wreath of laurels.[2]

Shuckburgh was mentioned in the Domesday Book as Sochberge, possibly referring to a long lost burial mound or barrow. The villages appear as Ouer Shugbury and Nether Shugbury on the Christopher Saxton map of 1637.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ONS Neighbourhood statistics
  2. ^ Nicholson, Jean et al: The Obelisks of Warwickshire, page 61. Brewin Books, 2013

Sources[edit]

  • Allen, Geoff. (2000). Warwickshire Towns and Villages. Sigma Leisure. ISBN 1-85058-642-X

External links[edit]

Media related to Lower Shuckburgh at Wikimedia Commons