Lilbourne, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Lilbourne is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1573
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1706

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Swinford, Leicestershire
  • Yelvertoft
  • Clay Coton
  • Newton and Biggin, Warwickshire
  • Catthorpe, Leicestershire
  • Clifton upon Dunsmore, Warwickshire
  • Hillmorton, Warwickshire
  • Stanford on Avon

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LILBOURNE, a village and a parish in the district of Rugby and county of Northampton. The village stands on the river Avon, near the Market-Harborough and Rugby railway, near Watling-street, and near the meeting-point of Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, and Warwickshire, 4 miles ENE of Rugby; and has a station on the railway. The parish comprises 1,920 acres. Post town, Rugby. Real property, £3,551. Pop., 292. Houses, 68. The property is chiefly divided among six. The manor belongs to Corbet Smith, Esq. Extensive tumuli are in a field at the E end of the church. An engagement between the Danes and the Saxons is said to have been fought at Roundhill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £155. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church consists of nave, a isles, and chancel, with low embattled tower; and is good. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school with £10 a year, and charities £27.

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


Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time


  • County: Northamptonshire
  • Civil Registration District: Rugby
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Northampton
  • Diocese: Peterborough
  • Rural Deanery: Haddon
  • Poor Law Union: Rugby
  • Hundred: Guilsborough
  • Province: Canterbury