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Beaumont Leys

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Description in 1871:
"Beaumont Leys, par., in N. of co. and 2 miles N. of Leicester, 1210 ac., pop. 39."
[John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72]

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Cemeteries

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Census

  • Beaumont Leys was in the the Rothley subdistrict of the Barrow-on-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 13 covers the Barrow on Soar District of which Beaumont Leys was a part.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2281
1871 R.G. 10 / 3266
1891 R.G. 12 / 2521
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Church History

  • There was no Anglican parish church here.
     
  • Parishioners attended the church at Belgrave.
     
  • Tim GLOVER has a photograph of The Church of Christ, a relatively new church, on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2015. The church refers to itself as a "small urban church."
     
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Church Records

  • Check the registers at Belgrave's church for your relatives.
     
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Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration started in July, 1837.
     
  • Beaumont Leys was in the the Rothley subdistrict of the Barrow-on-Soar registration district.
     
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Description & Travel

Beaumont Leys is a village and a parish in eastern Leicestershire. The parish is 100 miles north of London and 3 miles northwest from Leicester city. The parish covers 1,651 acres.

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  • The village is too small to be listed on most maps or the area.
     
You can see pictures of Beaumont Leys which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Beaumont Leys 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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Manors

  • There is no mention of a Manor House in the Directories of 1881 and 1912.
     
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
     

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK568081 (Lat/Lon: 52.667645, -1.161521), Beaumont Leys which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • The parish was in the ancient West Goscote Hundred in the eastern division of the county.
     
  • This place had been an extra-parochial area until about 1880, when it was formed as a Civil Parish.
     
  • On 26 March, 1892, this parish was expanded by adding rural parts of Belgrave parish and Leicester Abbey.
     
  • On 1 April, 1935, this parish was abolished and parts added to Anstey parish, Thurcaston parish and Leicester parish.
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

 Year Inhabitants
1871 36
1881 39
1891 127
1901 167
1921 174
1931 169
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Schools

  • The children of this parish attended school at Belgrave parish.