Description in 1871:
"SAPCOTE, a parish, with a village, in Hinckley district, Leicester; adjacent to the river Soar, the Fosseway, and the Hinckley and Leicester railway, 2 miles W N W of Broughton-Astley r. station, and 4 E by S of Hinckley. Post-town, Hinckley. Acres, 1,380. Real property, £4,158. Pop., 668. Houses, 159. The property is subdivided. Frame-work knitting is carried on; stone is quarried; and there is a mineral spring, with a bath-house. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £625. Patron, T. Frewen, Esq. The church is old, was recently repaired, and has a tower and spire. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school, and five alms-houses." John Marius Wilson's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72
The parish was in the Hinckley 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 Sapcote.
The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
The Anglican parish register dates from 1564 for baptisms and from 1579 for marriages and burials.
The church was in the rural Guthlaxton deanery (second portion).
The Society of Genealogists holds microfiche copies of parish registers which include details of baptisms from 1564 -1921, marriages from 1579 - 1812 and burials from 1579 - 1918 which can be studied at their library in London.