Wikipedia states: Dunchurch is a civil parish and historic village on the south-western outskirts of Rugby in Warwickshire, England. The 2001 census recorded a population of 2,842 in the village. The earliest historical reference to Dunchurch was in the Domesday Book in the 11th century which mentioned a settlement called Doncerce. The core of the village has been declared a conservation area because it has many buildings of historical interest.
There are three churches in the village: St Peter's (Church of England) in the centre, a Methodist chapel in Cawston Lane and a Baptist church on the outskirts of the village on the Coventry road.
Dunchurch is a civil parish and village on the south-western outskirts of Rugby in Warwickshire, England. The 2001 census[update] recorded a population of 2,842 in the village, increasing to 2938 at the 2011 Census.
There are three schools in the area: Dunchurch Infant and Nursery School (School Street), Dunchurch Boughton C of E Junior School (Dew Close) and Bilton Grange Preparatory School (Rugby Road).
The statue was dressed up as Queen Elizabeth II during her diamond jubilee weekend celebrations.
Whether you are planning dinner with friends or Sunday lunch with family, book a table online and enjoy some quality time with those you love the most.
Other well known people who have stayed in the village include the young Queen Victoria (before she became Queen) and the Duke of Wellington. Robert Stephenson stayed in Dunchurch when supervising the construction of the Kilsby Tunnel during the building of the London and Birmingham Railway.
Other groups in the village include: Dunchurch Silver Band, District of Dunchurch Brass, Dunchurch Festival Group, Guides, Dunchurch Health Walks, Scouts, Mothers' Union, Photographic Club, St. Peter's Bell Ringers, Dunchurch Twinning Association, Dunchurch and Thurlaston Women's Institute, Working Men's Club.
At Christmas, it has been an annual tradition for a group of pranksters to secretly dress up the statue in the garb of a cartoon or TV character overnight. They have done this every Christmas for more than 30 years, More recently the statue was dressed up as an Olympian for the final leg of the Olympic torch relay sporting a headband and runners jersey.
Dunchurch is the birthplace of the 18th century hymnwriter William Tans'ur, and in more recent times of the athlete Katharine Merry. For many years it was the home of England cricketer Ian Bell.
The coming of the railways in the 1840s led to a dramatic decline in the coaching trade, and with the development of a major junction at nearby Rugby the importance of Dunchurch rapidly declined. From 1871 until 1964 the village was served by its own railway station on the Rugby to Leamington Spa line.
Dunchurch, many times 'Best Kept Village of the Year', is a designated conservation area. At its heart is The Dun Cow whose past guests include Dam Buster Group Captain Guy Gibson and the poet Longfellow.
The Dun Cow is a 16 bedroom Innkeeper's Lodge welcoming both locals and travellers alike who use us a base to explore Rugby, Daventry and Lutterworth. The picturesque village has been declared a conservation area as it has many beautiful buildings of historic interest. We also welcome business and leisure travellers to enjoy some of the best bedrooms and accommodation in arwickshire.
The core of the village has been declared a conservation area because it has many buildings of historical interest. Some of the buildings date to the 15th century are timber framed and still have traditional thatch roofs.
The Greenman Pub is a traditional village pub offering B&B style accommodation in the heart of Dunchurch Village, Warwickshire located in the centre of the Midlands with easy access to M1, M6, M42, M40 motorway network and the A14, with Coventry and Birmingham Airports within close reach.
St Peter's, dating from the 12th century, is a grade II* listed building.
The Dun Cow in Dunchurch is a country pub oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.
Accomodation at the Greenman Dunchurch is £40.00 for a Single Room and £55.00 for a Double. Contract rates are also available, all rooms come with an en-suite.
Many notable people have stayed at Dunchurch. Most notably, in 1605 the Gunpowder Plotters stayed at the Red Lion Inn (reputed to be the private residence now called 'Guy Fawkes House') in Dunchurch awaiting news of Guy Fawkes's attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. If he had been successful they planned to kidnap the King's daughter Elizabeth of Bohemia from nearby Coombe Abbey.
The Greenman Pub is under its licensees Stephen and Joanne Bennett. It is enjoying a new lease of life with many improvements including en-suite guest rooms, meeting room refurbished restaurant area , secure beer garden with play facilities for children and a large secure car park.
The earliest historical reference to Dunchurch was in the Domesday Book in the 11th century which mentioned a settlement called Doncerce.
In the centre of Dunchurch is a statue of Lord John Douglas Montagu Scott (1809–1860) a 19th-century landlord, Scottish M.P. and younger brother of the 5th Duke of Buccleuch. The statue is by the Victorian sculptor Joseph Durham A.R.A..
The Pub also has Large Family Rooms which can accommodate up to six people. The Restaurant provides excellent traditional-style home cooked food. With Steak Night Special's Tuesday and Saturday and also weekday offer's available
The Dun Cow is named after a local myth. Legend has it that the Dun Cow was a "monstrous beast four yards high and six yards long" which provided milk to the locals. A witch made it go on a murderous rampage until it was slain by Guy, Earl of Warwick. In 1605, the Gunpowder Plotters also stayed in Dunchurch.
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