Description in 1877:
"COLD OVERTON. a small village and parish, adjoining Rutlandshire, 4 miles W.N.W. of Oakham, in Framland Hundred, Oakham Union and that County Court District, in 1871 contained 85 persons, living in 15 houses, on 1657 acres of land, chiefly clay, with some gravel, and the ground hilly." [White's "History, Gazetteer and Directory of the Counties of Leicester and Rutland." 3rd Edition 1877]
The parish was in the Oakham sub-district of the Oakham 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 27 covers the Great Easton Sub-District & Oakham Registry Districts which include Cold Overton.
The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Cold Overton is a village and a parish on the border of Rutland county. The parish lies 8 miles south-east of Melton Mobray, 4 miles west of Oakham, Rutland, and covers 1,729 acres. Most of the parish was grazing land for centuries.
The village is described as "linear," and "isolated." It sits on a ridge some 213 meters above sea level. If you are planning a visit:
Set aside some time for fishing at Eybrook Reservoir or Rutland Water.