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Sibson (Sibstone or Sibston)

Description in 1871:
"SIBSON, or Sibstone, a parish, with two townships and two hamlets, in Market-Bosworth district, Leicester, 4 miles NE of Atherstone r. station. Post town, Atherstone. Acres, 3,817. Real property, £6,056. Pop., 480. Houses, 98. The property is divided among a few. A Roman settlement was at Wellesborough. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £1,150. Patron, Pembroke College, Oxford. The church is ancient but good. There is a national school."
John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-1872


Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2263
1871 R.G. 10 / 3239
1891 R.G. 12 / 2506
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Church History

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel.

Sibson is a village, a township and a parish which lies about 106 miles north of London, 4 miles north-east of Atherstone and 4 miles south-west of Market Bosworth. The parish covered about 3,800 acres at its largest (and 2,600 acres in recent decades) and included the hamlets of Wellsborough, Upton and Temple-Hall The River Tweed runs through the parish to join the River Sence.

Wellsborough hamlet is just over a mile north of Sibson village. It contains the Natsopa Memorial Home, a memorial to printers who fell in the Great War, 1914-1918. If you are planning a visit:

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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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    Year  Inhabitants
1841 280
1871 301
1881 278
1891 272
1901 248
1911 258
1921 258
1931 264
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