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Barton in the Beans

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Description in 1871:
"BARTON-IN-THE-BEANS, a township in Market-Bosworth district, Leicester; chiefly in Nailstone parish, but partly also in Market-Bosworth and Shackerstone parishes, 2 miles N of Market-Bosworth. Acres, 820. Real property, £1,712. Pop., 159. Houses, 39."
[John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72]

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Census

  • 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:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 602
1861 R.G. 9 / 2265
1871 R.G. 10 / 3241
1891 R.G. 12 / 2507
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Church History

  • There was formerly (pre-1925) a chapel of the Anglican Church here.
     
  • The parishioners attended the church in Nailstone.
     
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Church Records

  • The chapel was in the rural deanery of Sparkenhoe (first portion).
     
  • The General Baptists had a chapel built here in 1745 and rebuilt it in 1841.
     
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Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration started in July, 1837.
     
  • The parish was in the Ibstock sub-district of the Market Bosworth Registration DIstrict.
     
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Description & Travel

Barton in the Beans is a small village, a township and a parish about 108 miles north of London, 14 miles west of Leicester city, just 3 miles south of Ibstock and 8 miles south-east of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. The parish covers about 860 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A447 south out of Ibstock and turn west and turn west at Nailstone.
     
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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Barton in the Beans 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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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
     

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK397064 (Lat/Lon: 52.653882, -1.41457), Barton in the Beans which are provided by:

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Military History

In the Baptist chapel there is a War Memorial: a stone base and sloping top stone - WW1 inscription on top, WW2 on plaque on base.

There is a white stone cross in the Baptist Churchyard honoring trooper E. W. BLAZA who was wounding at Gallipoli and died a year later.

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient Township in Nailstone parish in Leicester county and it became a modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.
     
  • The parish was in the ancient Sparkenhoe Hundred in the western division of the county.
     
  • On 18 August, 1882, the parish was enlarged by gaining part of Market Bosworth Civil Parish.
     
  • On 25 March, 1886, the parish was enlarged by gaining part of Nailstone Civil Parish.
     
  • On 1 April, 1935, a large number of parish realignments were mandated. This parish was abolished and amalgamated into Shackerstone Civil Parish.
     
  • You can find the local Parish Council regarding civic and political issues, but they won't assist in family history searches.
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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

 Year Inhabitants
1871 168
1881 136
1891 146
1901 152
1911 151