South Warwickshire Family History Society Town and Villages Project

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was a settlement mentioned in the Domesday Book and located in the hundred of Tremlowe and the county of Warwickshire. In 1086 it had a recorded population of 36 households putting it in the largest 20% of settlements recorded in Domesday. Also known as the land of William Bonvallet. The Doomsday survery revealed that the village had 19 villagers, 9 smallholders, 7 slaves and a priest.

More recently Lighthorne is a village and civil parish in Warwickshire. Set in a small valley Lighthorne stands near the Fosse Way and is about 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Leamington Spa and closer to Moreton Morrell, Kineton and Wellesbourne. It's nearest railway station is 4 miles away at Harbury. The first mention of a post office in the village is in October 1849, when a type of postmark known as an undated circle was issued and it now falls under the main Warwick Sorting Office.  The parish church of St. Laurence stands in the valley west of the village. It is built of stone in the late-13th century style but the west tower was rebuilt in 1771 and the remainder of the church in 1875–6.

Lighthorne in 2019

  • 5St Laurence Church
  • Church Gate
  • Street view 1
  • The Antelope
  • Village Scene 1
  • Village scene 2
  • Village well

Early Lighthorne

  • Bank Cottages
  • Church Villas
  • Post Office Lane
  • The Antelope 1930s
  • Village Green and Smithy
  • William Eden
  • postman

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  • Old photographs from postcards kindly supplied by Colin Such of Lighthorne History Society
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