The village was two and a half miles from the centre of Rugby but since 1931 has become part of the borough. The Oxford canal runs through the village. There is a 'Boat Inn'. Hamlets are Little Harborough, Cosford, Little and Long Lawford.

DIOCESE: Lichfield. HUNDRED: Knightlow. UNION: Rugby

ADJOINING PARISHES: Monks Kirby, Harborough Magna, Churchover, Brownsover, Rugby, Bilton, Dunchurch, Stretton-on-Dunsmore, Church Lawford, Kings Newnham.

Parish Registers: Christenings: 1559-1976 Marriages: 1559-1994 Burials: 1559-1954 Banns 1808-1822, 1839-1950
Long Lawford Christenings: 1945-1987 Marriages: 1948-1976.

Bishop's Transcripts : 1663-1844 LIC Begin c1833 WOR

IGI: Christenings: 1710-1885, Marriages: 1710-1895. Widely available; BMSGH(PS)

REGISTER COPIES:C Marriages: 1559-1876 Burials: 1559-1882 SoG

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS: (Note, the churchyard at Long Lawford was cleared some years ago and all monuments buried on site.)
St. Botolph BMSGH m/fiche , WAR , SoG , BIR
Long Lawford: St. John BMSGH m/fiche , WAR , SoG , BIR


1851 (inc.Long Lawford) BIR
1851 vV (RR) , SoG also Little Lawford
1881 BCP , BMSGH(PS)

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

MANORIAL RECORDS: 1497 STR Survey 1732-1735 WAR

DEEDS: (Boughton family) 13-18th centuries.

OTHER SOURCES: Extracts, wills, George Millington 1734 and John Onely 1766.
Survey: Boughton estate (Lawford and Little Harborough) by Mattias Baker, 1779.
Plan of part of Lordship belonging to Croft and Worth families 1747/8.
Rough plan of Mr.Henry Hickman's estate.
Rugby, Past and Present with an historical account of neighbouring parishes, Rev.W.O.Wait, 1893, pp209-233 deals with Newbold.
The Lawford Review, a yearly publication, has articles about the history of the parishes of Long Lawford and Little Lawford.
W.I.Domesday Book (Cosford) 1976.
Ward collection drawings.
Mr K.Judge, 51 Chapel St., Long Lawford, Rugby CV23 9BH has a copy of all heads of householders in Long Lawford in 1845: will check this in return for s.a.e.

[Last updated: 18th March 2013 ]