King's Newnham

King's Newnham (otherwise known as Newnham Regis) is a village and civil parish located just under 2.5 miles (4 km) west of the town of Rugby and 4.5 miles (7 km) east of Coventry. For population details see Church Lawford. It is within the borough of Rugby and Warwickshire county council.

King's Newnham
Tower of Church of St Laurence at King's Newnham Warwickshire.jpg
Tower of Church of St Laurence
King's Newnham is located in Warwickshire
King's Newnham
King's Newnham
Location within Warwickshire
Population50 In 2001 census subsumed into Church Lawford by postcode search
OS grid referenceSP452771
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCOVENTRY
Postcode districtCV23
Dialling code024
PoliceWarwickshire
FireWarwickshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
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Warwickshire
52°23′28″N 1°20′10″W / 52.391°N 1.336°W / 52.391; -1.336Coordinates: 52°23′28″N 1°20′10″W / 52.391°N 1.336°W / 52.391; -1.336

HistoryEdit

The village lost most of its population as a result of enclosures of the former Royal Manor. Its parish church, St Laurence's, was built in the 12th century and partially demolished 1795–97. This left the mostly 16th-century tower and the church disused.[1][2] The five other listed buildings of the parish are very close relative to the distant northern parish border: Farm Building near Newnham Hall, The Laurels, Highfield House, Newnham Hall and Manor Farmhouse.[3][4][5][6][7]

TodayEdit

For ecclesiastical purposes King's Newnham is joined with nearby Church Lawford from which it is separated by the Warwickshire Avon to the south. The parish council meets and shares the community facilities of Church Lawford community hall.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "King's Newnham Tower". Church Lawford and King's Newnham online. Archived from the original on 1 June 2006.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1029535)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1034906)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1034907)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1185475)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1185478)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  7. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1365092)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 May 2012.

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