Birdingbury is a village and civil parish in the Rugby district of Warwickshire, England, just south of the River Leam, and not far from Draycote Water. It is located roughly halfway between Rugby and Leamington Spa, about eight miles from each. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 327, increasing to 362 at the 2011 census.
The village appears as Birbury on the Christopher Saxton map of 1637. Birdingbury today consists mostly of 20th century developments, but Birdingbury Hall dates back to the early 17th century, and was rebuilt in Jacobean style in 1859 following a major fire. St Leonard's Church in the village is partly Victorian and partly Georgian. Birdingbury once had a station, about a mile north of the village centre, and opened in 1851, on the former Rugby to Leamington Spa railway line, which has been partly converted into a cycleway as part of the National Cycle Network.
The village holds the annual Birdingbury Country Festival each summer. The Birdingbury Club, in the former school building, is open most nights of the week and runs a number of events and entertainment throughout the year. In March 2009, Birdingbury Village Plan was officially opened to the public. The village plan consists of anonymous views from the village people, answers to a village questionnaire and other sections about the village, for example the history of Birdingbury.
Links to SWFHS Content about Birdingbury
A small gallery of images from the Village of Birdingbury.
- Entrance to St. Leonards Entrance to St. Leonards
- St Leonards Church St Leonards Church
- St. Leonards Ornate Ceiling St. Leonards Ornate Ceiling
- Windows and Ceiling Windows and Ceiling
- Interior of St. Leonards Interior of St. Leonards
- War Memorial Cross War Memorial Cross
- Birdingbury Station Birdingbury Station
- Birdingbury Viaduct Birdingbury Viaduct
- Birdingbury Hall Birdingbury Hall
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