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Stonton Wyville

Description in 1871:
"STONTON-WYVILLE, a parish in Market-Harborough district, Leicester; 3½ miles E by N of Kibworth r. station. Post town, Kibworth-Harcourt, under Leicester. Acres, 1,190. Real property, £2,272. Pop., 102. Houses, 21. The manor gives the title of Baron to the Earl of Cardigan. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £230. Patron, the Earl of Cardigan. The church is early English. Bishop de Wyville, who died in 1375, was a native."
[John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," (1870-72)]
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Census

  • The parish was in the Market Harborough sub-district of the Market Harborough 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.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2251
1871 R.G. 10 / 3226
1891 R.G. 12 / 2492

Churches

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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Denis or Saint Denys (spelling variations abound).
     
  • The church was originally built circa 1300, but an exact date is not provided.
     
  • The church restored some time in the 1700s and again in 1863.
     
  • The east wall of the chancel was rebuilt in 1951.
     
  • The church seats 120.
     
  • Andrew TATLOW provides a photo of St. Denys Church on Geo-graph taken in 2007.
     
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1538.
     
  • The church is in the rural deanery of Gartree (first portion).
     
  • The Wesleyan Methodists and the Wesleyan Reformers each had chapels here prior to 1881.
     
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Civil Registration

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

Stonton Wyville is a parish, a township and a small village in Leicestershire. It is 9.5 miles south-east of Leicester city, 6 miles north-east of Market Harborough and 90 miles north of London. The parish covers 1,217 acres.

The remains of a Roman Road pass just north of the village. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, it is probably easiest to take the A6 trunk road south-east out of Leicester city for about 9 miles, then turn north on the B6047. Turn right at Tur Langton to find Stonton Wyville.
     

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Stonton Wyville 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

  • Traces of a Saxon settlement have been unearthed on Knave Hill in the northern portion of the parish.
     
  • This village was mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book.
     
  • Most of the land in the parish was given over to pasturage.
     
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Manors

  • There is mention of a Manor House in 19th century directories, but no description.
     
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Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Leicester county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
     
  • The parish is in the ancient Gartree Hundred in the southern division of the county.
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Market Harborough petty session hearings held every other Tuesday.
     
  • In 1777 Miss Ann TOZER left a bequest of £195. The interest was used as an annual gift to the poor.
     
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, this parish became part of the Market Harborough Poorlaw Union.
     
  • Note: This parish may have started out in the Uppingham Poorlaw Union and leter transferred to the Market Harborough Poorlaw Union.
     
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Population

 Year Inhabitants
1811 122
1841 102
1871 84
1881 88
1891 56
1901 65
1911 42
1921 55
1931 60
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Schools

  • The children of this parish attended school in nearby Church Langton village.