Lighthorne Warwickshire Family History Guide

Lighthorne is an Ancient Parish in the county of Warwickshire. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1611

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Gaydon
  • Newbold Pacey
  • Compton Verney
  • Chesterton
  • Moreton Morrell
  • Chadshunt

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LIGHTHORNE, a village and a parish in Southam district, Warwick. The village stands near the Fosse way, 3½ miles N of Kineton, and 4 SW by S of Harbury r. station; and has a post office under Warwick. The parish comprises 2,007 acres. Real property, £2,249. Pop., 391. Houses, 85. The manor and most of the land belong to Lord Willoughby de Broke. The parish is a meet for the Warwickshire hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £322. Patron, Lord Willoughby de Broke. The church is early English, in good condition; consists of nave and chancel, with a tower; and contains a tablet to the late Lord Willoughby de Broke. There is a national school.

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


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