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Allexton

Description in 1877:
"ALLEXTON, or Alexton, is a small village and parish in Billesdon Union and Uppingham County Court District, and is situated at the south-east extremity of East Goscote Hundred, on the west side of the small river Eye which separates it from Rutlandshire. It is 3 1/2 miles W. of Uppingham, and 16 E. by S. of Leicester, and contains only 60 inhabitants, and an area of 1000 acres of land, chiefly clay, and the surface generally hilly, but in some places flat."
White's "History, Gazetteer and Directory of the Counties of Leicester and Rutland. 3rd Edition," 1877

Cemeteries

Census

  • The parish was in the Billesdon subdistrict of the Billesdon Registration District.
  • The 1851 Census for Leicestershire has been indexed by the Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society. The whole index is available on microfiche. The society has also published it in print and Volume 11 covers the Billesden Sub-District which includes Allexton.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2253
1871 R.G. 10 / 3227
1891 R.G. 12 / 2494

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Allexton 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 was dedicated to St. Peter.
  • The church was built in Norman times in the 12th century.
  • The church tower is very old and covered in ivy.
  • The church was thoroughly restored in 1863.
  • This church seats 80.
  • See a picture of the church at Parish Councils.
  • Alex TATLOW has a photograph of St Peter's Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2007.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1636 for baptisms; 1792 for marriages; and 1636 for burials.
  • The Anglican parish register pages for 1714 to 1792 are missing.
  • The church was in the rural Gartree deanery (third portion).

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Billesdon subdistrict of the Billesdon Registration District.

Description and Travel

Allexton is a village and a parish on the eastern boundary of Leicestershire just south of the county boundary with Rutland (via the Eye Brook). Across the Eye Brook is Belton-in-Rutland. The A47 also runs east-west between the villages. The parish is 4 miles northeast of Hallaton, 3.5 miles west of Uppingham and 15 miles east of Leicester city. The parish covers 1,027 acres.

The land around the village is hilly and has been mostly pasture for centuries. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A47 east out of Leicester city to Allexton.
  • Alternatively, take the A47 west out of Peterborough.
  • Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2013.
You can see pictures of Allexton which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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

Manors

  • Allexton Hall was partially taken down and considerably altered around 1850, but it was rebuilt in 1902.
  • Lady Brocklebank lived in Allexton Hall in 1912.

Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK818004 (Lat/Lon: 52.595220, -0.793807), Allexton which are provided by:

Names, Geographical

  • The name "Allexton" is the currently accepted spelling, but you will find many records filed under the spelling: "Alexton".

Politics and Government

  • The parish lies in the East Goscote Hundred (or Wapentake) in the eastern division of the county.
  • This parish was formed as a Civil Parish in 1927.
  • This parish was abolished as a Civil Parish in 1961.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Billesdon Poorlaw Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the East Norton petty session hearings.

Population

Year Inhabitants
1841 81
1871 69
1881 48
1891 64
1901 66
1911 46
1921 56
1931 45
1951 58
1961 43
2001 58

Schools

  • The children of this parish attended school in Belton-in-Rutland.