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Stretton en le Field



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

  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2268
1871 R.G. 10 / 3244


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Stretton en le Field area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Michael.

  • The church was originally constructed in the 14th century.

  • The church was restored in 1911.

  • Mark WALTON has a photograph of St. Michael's Church on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2004.

  • The church is maintained by the "Redundant Churches Fund" 1911.

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

You can see pictures of Stretton en le Field which are provided by:
"STRETTEN-EN-LE-FIELDS is an inconsiderable parish, both in extent and population, in the hundred of Repton and Gresley, between four and five miles S.W. from Ashby-de-la-Zouch. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, contains some ancient tombs of ecclesiastics; the living is a rectory, in the patronage of Sir William B. Cave, Bart. The population of this parish has been retrogressive for the last thirty years, - in 1801 it contained 212 inhabitants, and in 1831 only 109."

[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Stretton en le Field has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK305119 (Lat/Lon: 52.703891, -1.550057), Stretton en le Field which are provided by:

Military History

Stretton-en-le-Field is a "Thankful Village", having lost no men from the village in World War I.

Military Records

For a photograph of the Stretton en le Field Roll of Honour and the list of names on it, see the Roll of Honour site.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derby county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.

  • This parish was in the ancient Repton and Greasley Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • The citizens of this parish have elcted to forgo a formal Parish Council. They hold periodic Parish Meetings for all residents to discuss civic and political issues.

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms, this parish became part of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Poorlaw Union.

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


    Year  Inhabitants
1801 212
1821 116
1841 354
1851 340