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Brief description of site

Dunchurch Lodge has grounds and gardens occupying about 12 hectares, designed by Thomas H Mawson in the early-20th century to complement the new country house.

Brief history of site

The site was purchased in 1804 by Richard Tawney on behalf of the Directors of the Oxford Union Canal Company. Dunchurch Lodge, a substantial house, was built on the site of the present house. The house was destroyed by fire in 1890, and remained a ruin until 1906 when John Lancaster commissioned the Liverpool architect Gilbert Fraser to prepare plans for a new house on the site. The building was completed in 1907, and in 1908 Thomas H Mawson was called in to landscape the grounds.

Location information:

Address: Dunchurch Lodge, Rugby Road, Dunchurch, Rugby, CV22 6QW

Locality: Rugby

Local Authorities:

Warwickshire; Rugby; Dunchurch

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 140 Grid Ref: SP489713
Latitude: 52.3376 Longitude: -1.28373


East of Dunchurch, east of the A426

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: commercial

Site first created: After 1804

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 12

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