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Aston Flamville

"ASTON FLAMVILLE, a parish, township, and village in Sparkenhoe Hundred, Hinckley Union and that County Court District, is situated about 3 miles E.S.E of Hinckley. Aston Flamville parish has an area of 4670 acres, and comprises Aston Flamville and Burbage townships; the former having a population of 108, living in 20 houses, and the latter one of 1725, living in 393 houses. The River Soar has one of its sources in the parish, and the soil is various, but generally fertile."
[White's "History, Gazetteer and Directory of the Counties of Leicester and Rutland. 3rd Edition." 1877]

Cemeteries

  • St. Peter, Sharnford Road, Church of England

Census

  • The parish was in the Burbage sub-district of the Hinckley 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 6 covers the Burbage and Earl Shilton sub-district which includes Aston Flamville.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 600
1861 R.G. 9 / 2259
1871 R.G. 10 / 3235
1891 R.G. 12 / 2502

Churches

  • St. Peter, Sharnford Road, Church of England

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Aston Flamville 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 Saint Peter.
     
  • The church was built in the Gothic style and contains a square tower.
     
  • The church chancel was restored in 1855 and rebuilt in 1873.
     
  • The church seats 150.
     
  • Ian ROB has a photograph of St. Peter's Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2011.
     
  • Tim HEATON also has a photograph of St. Peter's Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2011.
     
  • Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of St. Peter's Lychgate on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2008.
     

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1562. Some sources give 1558.
     
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Sparkenhoe (second portion).
     
  • The Society of Genealogists holds microfiche copies of baptisms from 1763 - 1812 along with details baptisms between 1759 and 1767 at Turville Roman Catholic chapel.
     

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
  • The parish was in the Burbage sub-district of the Hinckley Registration District.
     

Description and Travel

Aston Flamville is a village, a township and a parish 95 miles north of London, 2.5 miles east of Hinckley and 9 miles northwest of Lutterworth. The parish covers 1,091 acres.

The land around the village has been mostly pasture for centuries, with the rest of it in barley, wheat and root crops. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, the village is just east of Burbage and is easily approached on the country roads on the east side of that place.
     
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Historical Geography

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

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Aston Flamville to another place.

Manors

  • The Manor House was the residence of John William SIMONS, a farmer, in 1881.
     

Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
     
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SP462927 (Lat/Lon: 52.530188, -1.320395), Aston Flamville which are provided by:

Military History

St. Peter's Churchyard contains one Commonwealth war grave from the Second World War.

Military Records

This is the man in the Commonwealth War Grave:

Name Rank Unit Died Family
Stanley Richard LOUNT Aircraftman 1st Class RAF Volunteer Resrv 17 Feb. 1941 Son of Thomas William and Ethel Winifred LOUNT of Burbage

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish of Leicestershire and became a Civil Parish when those were established.
     
  • The parish lies in the Sparkenhoe Hundred in the southern division of the county.
     
  • The citizens of this parish have elected to forgo a formal Parish Council and have periodic Parish Meetings to discuss civic and political matters.
     
  • You may also contact the Blaby District Council, but they will not assist in family history lookups.
     

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, this parish became part of the Hinckley Poorlaw Union.
     
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Market Bosworth petty sessional hearings.
     
  • Thomas FREWEN had five almshouses built in 1847.
     

Population

 Year Inhabitants
1871 108
1881 113
1891 100
1901 77
1911 78
1921 84
1931 107

Schools

  • The children of this parish attended school in Burbage.