Lapworth Warwickshire Family History Guide

Lapworth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire.

Other places in the parish include: Kingswood.

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1561
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1613

Nonconformists include: Presbyterian and Society of Friends/Quaker.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LAPWORTH, a village and a parish in Solihull district, Warwick. The village stands near the Birmingham and Stratford canal, 2 miles WSW of Kingswood r. station, and 3¾ N by E of Henley-in-Arden; and has a post-office under Birmingham. The parish includes also part of the hamlet of Kingswood. Acres, 2,971. Real property, £11,722; of which £6,400 are in the canal. Pop., 630. Houses, 148. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to P. W. Martin and R. Dolphin, Esqs. The parish is a meet for the North Warwickshire hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £428. Patron, Merton College, Oxford. The church is mainly decorated and later English, and has a very fine spire. There are an endowed school and charities, with collectively £397 a-year.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Portrait of Lapworth in the 18th & 19th centuries

Parish Records

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death Census Migration & Naturalization Military Probate & Court

Church records

Bishop’s transcripts for Lapworth, 1613-1875

Memorials of a Warwickshire parish, being papers mainly descriptive of the records and registers of the Parish of Lapworth

Parish register transcripts, 1561-1812

Parish registers and poor law records for Lapworth, 1561-1970

Church records – Indexes

Parish printout of Lapworth, Warwick, England, christenings, 1561-1876


Census returns for Lapworth, 1841-1891

Poorhouses, poor law, etc.

Parish registers and poor law records for Lapworth, 1561-1970


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Warwickshire
Civil Registration District: Solihull
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Worcester
Rural Deanery: Kineton
Poor Law Union: Solihull
Hundred: Kington
Province: Canterbury