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Sibson

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
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Census

  • The parish was in the Market Bosworth sub-district of the Market Bosworth 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.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 603
1861 R.G. 9 / 2263
1871 R.G. 10 / 3239
1891 R.G. 12 / 2506

Churches

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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church here was dedicated to Saint Botolph. (Some sources say Saint Barnabas.)
     
  • The church was built in Norman times.
     
  • The church was restored in 1872.
     
  • The church has a massive stone tower at the west end. The tower was repaired in 1898.
     
  • The church seats 300.
     
  • Geoff PICK has a photograph of St. Botolph's Church on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2003.
     
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Church Records

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Sparkenhoe (first portion).
     
  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1559, but early sections have been damaged.
     
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Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Market Bosworth sub-district of the Market Bosworth Registration District.
     
  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
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Description and Travel

Sibson (or Sibstone) 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:

  • By automobile, take the A444 trunk road north out of Nuneaton or south-east out of Burton on Trent. About a mile south of the B585 crossing (where you'll find the hamlet of Wellsborough) lies Sibson.
     
  • Wellsborough was a Roman settlement and is worth a visit.
     

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

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History

It is said that Dick Turpin the famous Highway Robber used to visit the Cock Inn, here seen on Geograph, taken in May, 2005 by Andy and Hilary.

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Manors

  • The web page author was unable to find mention of a Hall or Manor House in the parish.
     
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Military History

There is a World War I war memorial inside the church, but I could not find a description or transcription.
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Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Leicestershire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
     
  • The parish is in the ancient Sparkenhoe Hundred in the southern division of the county.
     
  • In April, 1935, this parish was abolished and the area of 2,602 acres amalgamated with Sheepy Civil Parish.
     
  • District governance is provided by the Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council.
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Sparkenhoe (Market Bosworth) petty session hearings each week, alternating between Hinckley and Market Bosworth.
     
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Market Bosworth Poorlaw Union.
     
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Population

 Year Inhabitants
1821 483
1841 504
1871 301
1881 278
1891 272
1901 248
1911 258
1921 258
1931 264
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Schools

  • A Public Elementary School (National School) was built here in 1839, when Queen Adelaide laid the first stone. It was designed to hold 60 children.