The village lies about ten miles south east of Coventry. There is a very attractive thatched cottage adjoining the entrance to the church. Hamlets are Cawston, Toft and Thurlaston (now a civil parish).

DIOCESE: Lichfield. HUNDRED: Knightlow. UNION: Rugby

ADJOINING PARISHES: Newbold-on-Avon, Bilton, Grandborough, Leamington Hastingss, Bourton-on-Dunsmore, Stretton-on-Dunsmore.

Parish Registers: Christenings: 1538-1948 Marriages: 1538-1974 Burials: 1538-1972 Banns 1754-1840 1876-1948

Bishop's Transcripts : 1662-1862 LIC Begin c1833 WOR

IGI: Christenings: 1748-1876, Marriages: 1748-1876. Widely available; BMSGH(PS)

REGISTER COPIES: CM Burials: 1538-1748 C Marriages: 1748-1876 Burials: 1748-1812 SoG Burials: 1817-1876 COV

NONCONFORMIST: Baptist Marriages: 1910 Burials: 1867-1879 M Christenings: 1844-1920.

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS: Baptist Church and St.Peters. BMSGH m/fiche . WAR , SoG , BIR


1851 61 & 1861 Thurlaston BIR
1881 BCP , BMSGH(PS)

Burial 1813-1837 Marriage 1754-1838 Poor Law c1690-1860

MANORIAL RECORDS: 1450-1451 STR (see also Newbold on Avon)
Cawston, plan of part of manor 1741.
Thurlaston manor Court Rolls 1716-1720.
Dunchurch and Toft manor, plan and survey 1717.

OTHER SOURCES: Beighton, Henry, family records 1698-1733.
A Short History of the Cawston estate, R.F. Smart 1967.
Rugby: Past and Present with an historical account of neighbouring parishes, Rev.R.O.Wait, 1893.
Plan of parish 19th century.
A brief historical account of the parish of Dunchurch, M.H.Bloxam 1861.
What House Will You Build Me, Sid Kennard (published by Dunchurch Baptist Church) 1992 BMSGH (RL)

[Last updated: 18th March 2013 ]