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Stretton en le Field

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  • The parish was in the Hartshorn sub-district of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2084
1861 R.G. 9 / 2268
1871 R.G. 10 / 3244

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Michael.
  • The church was originally constructed in the 14th century.
  • The church was restored in 1911.
  • Mark WALTON has a photograph of St. Michael's Church on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2004.
  • The church is maintained by the "Redundant Churches Fund" 1911.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Hartshorn sub-district of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Registration District.

Description and Travel

"STRETTEN-EN-LE-FIELDS is an inconsiderable parish, both in extent and population, in the hundred of Repton and Gresley, between four and five miles S.W. from Ashby-de-la-Zouch. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, contains some ancient tombs of ecclesiastics; the living is a rectory, in the patronage of Sir William B. Cave, Bart. The population of this parish has been retrogressive for the last thirty years, - in 1801 it contained 212 inhabitants, and in 1831 only 109."

[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]

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Historical Geography

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Military History

Stretton-en-le-Field is a "Thankful Village", having lost no men from the village in World War I.


Military Records

For a photograph of the Stretton en le Field Roll of Honour and the list of names on it, see the Roll of Honour site.


Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derby county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • This parish was in the ancient Repton and Greasley Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • The citizens of this parish have elected to forgo a formal Parish Council. They hold periodic Parish Meetings for all residents to discuss civic and political issues.
  • District governance is provided by the North West Leicestershire District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms, this parish became part of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Poorlaw Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Swadlincote petty session hearings every other Tuesday.


Year Inhabitants
1801 212
1821 116
1841 354
1851 340