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Barkby Thorpe

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John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72" tell us that:

... The hamlet of Barkby-Thorpe (is within BARKBY parish)

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Census

  • The parish was in the Syston sub-district of the Barrow-upon-Soar 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 and Volume 23 covers the Syston Sub-District of which Barkby Thorpe is a part.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2282
1871 R.G. 10 / 3267
1891 R.G. 12 / 2523
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Church History

It appears that there was no church in this hamlet.  Parisioners would go to St. Mary's Church in Barkby.

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Church Records

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Goscote (first portion).
     
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Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
  • The parish was in the Syston sub-district of the Barrow-upon-Soar Registration District.
     
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Description & Travel

Barkby Thorpe is a village and a townships of Barkby parish.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A46 north out of Leicester and take the turnoff into Syston. Bare right, then turn right to take the road into Barkby Thorpe.
     
  • Mat FASCIONE provides a photograph of the Village sign on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2007.
     
You can see pictures of Barkby Thorpe which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Barkby Thorpe 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

  • Parish workers were largely framework knitters or small-plot farmers.
     
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
     

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK637097 (Lat/Lon: 52.681261, -1.059195), Barkby Thorpe which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in Barkby parish in Leicestershire and was incorporated as a Civil Parish in December, 1866.
     
  • The parish is in the ancient East Goscote Hundred in the northern (or eastern) division of the county.
     
  • On 1 April 1897 this parish gained 4 houses from Barkby Civil Parish in a boundary adjustment.
     
  • You may contact the joint Barkby and Barkby Thorpe Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they cannot perform family history searches for you.
     
  • District governance is provided by the Charnwood Borough Council.
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

 Year Inhabitants
1871 66
1881 47
1891 59
1901 68
1911 58