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
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:
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: