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Anstey Pastures

Description in 1846:
"ANSTEY PASTURES, separated from Anstey by a rivulet, is an extra parochial liberty, 3 1/2 miles N.W. of Leicester, containing 19 inhabitants, and about 100 acres of land, belonging to the Rev. Robert Martin M.A., vicar of Ratby and Breedon, who resides at the Hall, a commodious mansion, with pleasant grounds."
[White's "History, Gazetteer and Directory of the Counties of Leicester and Rutland." 1st Edition 1846]

Cemeteries

Census

  • Anstey Pastures was in the Rothley sub-district of the Barrow-on-Soar 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 13 covers the Barrow on Soar District of which Anstey Pastures was a part.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2281
1871 R.G. 10 / 3265
1891 R.G. 12 / 2521

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Anstey Pastures 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.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration started in July, 1837.
  • Anstey Pastures was in the Rothley sub-district of the Barrow-on-Soar registration district.
  • The Registrar's Office in Barrow-upon-Soar closed in 1945. Certificates of birth, death and marriage can now be obtained from the Superintendent Registrar at Leicestershire Central or Loughborough

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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Maps

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK538089 (Lat/Lon: 52.675115, -1.205742), Anstey Pastures which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Anstey Pastures was an extra-parochial area that became a Civil Parish parish in 1858.
  • The parish was in the ancient West Goscote Hundred in the mid division of the county.
  • On 1 April 1935 this place was abolished as a Civil Parish and 74 acres went to Anstey Civil Parish.
  • Also part of the above process, the remaining 73 acres went to Glenfields Civil Parish.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

Population

Year Inhabitants
1871 41
1881 43
1891 28
1901 36
1911 48
1921 30
1931 28