Stretton on Dunsmore Warwickshire Family History Guide

Stretton upon Dunsmore and Princethorpe is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Warwickshire, created in 1696 from Wolston Ancient Parish. 

Alternative names: Stretton on Dunsmoor, Stretton on Dunsmore, Stretton upon Dunsmore

Other places in the parish include: Princethorpe. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1681
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1670

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

Stretton on Dunsmore

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STRETTON-UPON-DUNSMORE, a parish, with S. village and Princethorpe township, in Rugby district, Warwick; on the Fosse way and Dunsmore-Heath, 2½ miles S of Brandon r. station, and 6½ SE of Coventry. It has a post-office under Rugby. Acres, 3,110. Real property, £6,433. Pop., 1,064. Houses, 229. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £450. Patrons, the Rev. H. T. Powell and F. Fanquier, Esq. The church is modern, and cost £5,233. There are an endowed school with £52 a year, and charities £357. See Prince-Thorpe.

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


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PRINCETHORPE, a township in Stretton-on-Dunsmore parish, Warwick; on the Fosse way, near the river Ichene, 6 miles N W of Southam. Pop., 319. Houses, 53. A Benedictine priory or nunnery, with about 60nuns, is here; was erected in 1833; includes a neat chapel, with a low steeple; and stands on a plot of about 4acres. There is also 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: Rugby
  • Probate Court: Pre-1837 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry (Episcopal Consistory), Post-1836 - Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Coventry
  • Poor Law Union: Rugby
  • Hundred: Knightlow
  • Province: Canterbury