Dunchurch, Warwickshire Family History Guide

Dunchurch is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire.

Other places in the parish include: Cawston, Toft, Thurlaston, and Dunchurch with Toft and Cawston.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1538

Nonconformists include: Baptist, General Baptist, and Particular Baptist.

Parishes adjacent to Dunchurch

  • Wolston
  • Bilton
  • Grandborough
  • Leamington Hastings
  • Newbold on Avon
  • Bourton on Dunsmore
  • Church Lawford
  • Stretton on Dunsmore


Jan. 15, March 19, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sep. 15, Oct. 1, (also statue), Nov. 191

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DUNCHURCH, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Rugby district, Warwick. The village stands on the eastern verge of the county, near Dunsmoor, and near the Rugby and Warwick railway, 3¼ miles SSW of Rugby; is a polling-place; and has a post office under Rugby, and fairs on the third Monday of Jan., March, and May, the Monday before 24 June, the third Monday of July and Aug., 15 Sept., 1 Oct., and the third Monday of Nov. The parish includes also the hamlets of Toft and Cawston, and the township of Thurlaston. Acres, 4,846. Real property, £6,445. Pop., 1,309. Houses, 318. The property is divided among a few. The parish is a meet for the N. Warwick hounds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £320. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church belonged to Pipewell abbey; is partly early English, partly perpendicular; includes a fine Norman arch in its western porch; and has a large square tower, much mutilated, yet very beautiful. Boughton's school has £81; Newcombe's alms-houses, £74; and other charities, £185. The sub-district contains eleven parishes. Acres, 28,956. Pop., 5,873. Houses, 1,340.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Dunchurch, a parish in the hund. of Knightlow, union of Rugby, county of Warwick; 16 miles east-north-east of Warwick, on the road to Birmingham; and near the Oxford canal. Living, a vicarage, formerly in the archd. of Coventry and dio. of Lichfield and Coventry, now in the dio. of Worcester; rated at £14 1s. 10½d.; gross income £220. Tithes commuted in 1839. Aggregate amount £104 10s. 6d. Patron, the bishop of Lichfield. Here are 6 daily schools, two of which are National, and one endowed, in 1707, by Francis Boughton, Esq., who also granted funds for apprenticing children of this parish. There are here endowed alms-houses. Other charities, about £145 per annum. Poor rates, in 1837, £399. Dnnchurch is one of the polling-places for the members for the northern division of the county. Acres, including those of the hamlets of Toth and Thurlaston, 5,010. Houses 274. A.P. £7,498. Pop., in 1801, 1,087; in 1831, 1,310.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Dunchurch with Toft, 2½ m. S.W. Rugby. P. 1390

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Gardner Joseph, Dunchurch, Warwickshire, innkeeper, March 14, 1837.

Truslove William, Dunchurch, Warwickshire, farmer, July 26, 1823.


  • County: Warwickshire
  • Civil Registration District: Rugby
  • Probate Court: Post-1836 - Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory), Pre-1837 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Marton
  • Poor Law Union: Rugby
  • Hundred: Knightlow
  • Province: Canterbury

  1. History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Warwickshire; Francis White & Co.; 1850. ↩