Welcome to the Parish of Thurlaston in Warwickshire and particularly our official website where you will find a wealth of information about our community and environment which will help if you are visiting the area or just stumble across us when enjoying your leisure time.
The website is promoted by the Parish Council which strives to assist the community to make Thurlaston a great place to live and relax. Information can be found here about the activities provided by a great number of volunteers which range from a Ladies Club, an History Society, a Ramblers Group and many others which make great use of our Village Hall and church known as St Edmunds.
The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book (as Torlaueston) which may indicate original ownership by a Scandinavian.
The village was a thriving agricultural district until the 20thC but today virtually all businesses have left. This is understandable and very little agriculture remains. We had a small, market garden enterprise, established a few years ago which served our community well until August 2019. We are hopeful this could be re-established but Dobbies is close by to satisfy those urgent gardening needs. What remains is an attractive, peaceful settlement of mixed housing with a defined Conservation Area at its heart.
There are approximately 135 properties in the village housing about 275 residents. We lost any form of shop many years ago but access to bus services to Rugby and Coventry can be gained at the edge of the village.
The village is situated on the edge of Dunsmore Heath, 350 feet above sea level, with delightful views to the south. It stands on a gravel and sandy ridge, overlooking a clay based valley, which, in the early 1970s became a reservoir operated by Severn Trent - Draycote Water. The reservoir provides a number of activities for leisure and the Parish Council has recently embarked upon securing project funding to further develop the outdoor space for the benefit of wildlife and the education of ourselves and our children.
We hope we have given you a little taster for our Parish with this introduction. If you are walking any of the routes that pass through the village, then enjoy yourselves. If you are thinking of living in the area, then it is highly recommended with a community that works hard to provide and support the simple pleasures in our lives.
Panorama Virtual Tours
Click on either photo for panorama virtual tours of the village.
Use your mouse/cursor to zoom, rotate and manoeuvre yourself around the village.
We are indebted to Phil Giles of Pan 3Sixty for producing and making these available.