Lutterworth is a market town and a parish in Leicestershire, England, on the border of Northamptonshire and Warwickshire. The parish lies 7.5 miles north-east of Rugby and 90 miles north of the city of London. The River Swift runs through the parish. The parish, in 1881, covered 1,890 acres; today covers 2,614 acres and includes the highway intersection known as "Cross in Hand", which is right on the Warwickshire border.
If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the A426 trunk road north out of Rugby or south out of Leicester city.
Neil THEASBY has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2014.
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Lutterworth was mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book.
Frank WHITTLE, the inventor of the jet engine, developed some of his first prototypes in this parish during the 1930s and 1940s.
Magna Park, just west of the village and adjacent to Cross-in-Hand, is an industrial site. It is reputedly the largest logistics and warehousing park in Europe. It is on the site of former RAF Bitteswell and is still expanding.
M. J. RICHARDSON has an aerial photograph of Magna Park on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2013.
Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of the Wycliffe Memorial outside the Methodist church on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2007. Mat has mis-identified it as a war memorial. Wycliffe was a 14th century clergyman who is credited with translating the Bible into English for the first time.
In 1912, Prince Albert's Own Leicestershire Yeomanry, D Squadron, drilled here. Major A. H. ROBINSON, commanding; Capt. Geoffrey STEWART, 2nd in command; Squad.-Srgt-Major James R. TAYLOR was the drill instructor.
Stephen McKAY has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2007.
This place was an ancient parish in Leicestershire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
The parish is in the ancient Guthlaxton Hundred in the southern division of the county.
In April, 1935, the parish boundary was set at Watling Street, and everything south of that line was deemed to be in Warwickshire. The parish lost 1 acre to Churchover Civil Parish and 9 acres to Monks Kirby Civil Parish, but gained 23 acres from Monks Kirby and 12 acres from Willey Civil Parishes.
Johnn M. has a photograph of the Town Hall on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2014. The Town Hall opened in 1836.
You may contact the Town Council regarding civic or political matters, but they are NOT staffed to assist with family history searches.