Description in 1871:
"SEAGRAVE, a parish, with a village, in Barrow-upon-Soar district, Leicester; 2 miles N N E of Sileby r.station, and 6 S E by E of Loughborough. It has a post-office under Loughborough. Acres, 2,470. Real property, £3,422. Pop., 443. Houses, 96. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £404. Patron, Queen's College, Cambridge. The church was restored in 1858. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel and some charities. Burton, the author of the "Anatomy of Melancholy," was rector." [John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72]
The parish was in the Barrow upon Soar sub-district of the Barrow upon 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 sub-district.
The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Seagrave is a town and a parish about 6 miles east of Loughborough, 9 miles north of Leicester city and 112 miles north of London. The village sits east of the River Soar next to a rivulet (The Berry Brook) that empties into that river. The ancient Roman Fosseway (now the A46) skirts the parish on the east side. The parish covers about 2,515 acres.
If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the A46 north out of Leicester. Just past the Ratcliffe on Wreake round-about, there is a turn off for the Seagrave-Thrussington road. Take that road to the left (west) to get to Seagrave.
Stop in at the White Horse Inn for refreshments or lodging.
Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the village sign on Geo-graph, taken in 2011.
Graham TAYLOR has a close-up of the very same village sign on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2008.
Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2011. Stop in and ask for a schedule of forth-coming events.
You can see pictures of Seagrave which are provided by:
This place was an ancient parish in Leicestershire and became a Civil Parish when those were established.
The parish was in the ancient East Goscote Hundred in the eastern division of the county.
You can find The Seagrave Parish Council information online, but they will NOT assist with family history questions or lookups. This site will have about a year's worth of the Seagrave Parish Magazine you can download.