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  • The parish was in the Hartshorn sub-district of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Registration District.


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Church History

  • The Anglican Parish Church is dedicated to Saint Matthew.

  • The existing church was built in 1842 after the original building was demolished.

  • The church walls were encaseded in white sandstone and the church thoroghly renovated in 1885.

  • The church seats 48.

  • Matt FASCIONE has a photograph of the Anglican Church on GeoGraph.

  • The church is a Grade II listed building with British Heritage.

Church Records

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Tamworth.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Hartshorn sub-district of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Registration District.

Description and Travel

"CHILCOTE, a chapelry in the parish of Clifton-Campville, in the hundred of Repton, in the county of Derby, 6½ miles S.W. of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. The village is situated on a rock, and was rebuilt by the late F. Robertson, Esq. The living is a curacy annexed to the rectory* of Clifton Campville, in the diocese of Lichfield, in the patronage of H. J. Pye, Esq."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]

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  • Colin HINSON provides a transcription of the section for Chilcote from the National Gazetteer (1868).

  • John Marious WILSON reports in his Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72):
"CHILCOTE, a township-chapelry in Clifton-Campville parish, Derby; on the river Mease, at the verge of the county, 4 ½ miles S by W of Moira r. station, and 6 ½ SW of Ashby de la Zouch. Post-town, Clifton-Campville, under Tamworth. Acres, 1,325. Real property, £2,170. Pop., 129. Houses, 27, Chilcote House is the seat of the Robertsons. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the rectory of Clifton-Campville, in the diocese of Lichfield."

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Historical Geography

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Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry and Township in the parish of Clifton-Campville in Derby county. It was incorporated as a separate, modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

  • This place was in the ancient Repton and Gresley Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • In 1897 this parish was administratively placed in Leicestershire.

  • The citizens of this parish have elected to forgo a formal Parish Council and instead hold periodic Parish Meetings to discuss civic and political issues.

  • District governance is provided by the North West Leicestershire District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Swadlincote petty seeesion hearings every other Tuesday

  • With the passage of the1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, this parish became a member of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Poorlaw Union.