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Stanton under Bardon

Description in 1871:
"STANTON-UNDER-BARDON, a township-chapelry in Thornton parish, Leicester; near Bardon Hill r. station, 1½ mile NW of Thornton village. Post town, Thornton, under Leicester. Acres, 1,400. Real property, £1,952. Pop., 312. Houses, 64. The manor belongs to Earl Grey. The living is annexed to Thornton. There is a Wesleyan chapel."
John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72



  • The parish was in the Ibstock 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:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2266
1871 R.G. 10 / 3242
1891 R.G. 12 / 2507


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Stanton under Bardon area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • For centuries there was no Anglican church here and residents had to go to the parish church at Thornton.
  • The present Anglican parish church was built of local granite in 1908.
  • For church is dedicated to Saint Mary and All Saints.
  • The church had not been consecrated by 1912.
  • The church seats 120.
  • Andrew TATLOW has a photograph of St. Mary and All Saints on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2006.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1560.
  • The church is in the rural deanery of Akeley (southern division).
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1833.
  • The Congregational chapel was built in 1833 and could seat 100.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

Stanton under Bardon is a village, a chapelry and a parish which lie about 115 miles north of London, 9 miles north-west of Leicester city, 8 miles south-west of Loughborough and 2 miles east of Ibstock. The parish covered about 1,447 acres.

Most of the houses in the village are constructed of red brick. If you are planning a visit:

  • There is a thatched pub in the village.
  • Visit Bardon Quarry to check out the local wildlife and the billabarra reserve.
  • By automobile, take the M1 north out of Leicester city to the #22 intersection with the A50 trunk road. Turn left onto the A50, then left again at the next exit which should take you directly into Stanton under Bardon.
  • Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of the Village Sign to welcome you on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2013.
You can see pictures of Stanton under Bardon which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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


  • Granite was quarried here in the 1800s.
  • In the 1800s, most male residents of the parish either worked the small farms or were employed in the quarry.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK467105 (Lat/Lon: 52.690154, -1.310516), Stanton under Bardon which are provided by:

Military History

  • Andrew TATLOW has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2006.
  • There is a second photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2013.

Military Records

  • Andrew TATLOW has a photograph of the War Memorial plaque with names listed on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2006.

Politics and Government

  • This ancient Chapelry was incorporated as a Civil Parish in December, 1866, and separated from Thornton Civil Parish.
  • The parish is in the ancient Sparkenhoe Hundred in the southern division of the county.
  • In April, 1935, this Civil Parish was abolished and all 1,447 acres were amalgamated with Markfield Civil Parish.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Market Bosworth petty session hearings.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, this parish became part of the Market Bosworth Poorlaw Union.


Year Inhabitants
1841 315
1871 275
1881 259
1891 352
1901 525
1911 657
1921 710
1931 690


  • A National School (later a Public Elementary School) was built here in 1865 for 110 children.
  • A Council School was built here in 1909 for 150 children. The school above was then used as an infants school.
  • The Council School has a web site but I could find no history there.