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Bushby

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Description in 1881:
"BUSHBY is a hamlet and township adjoining Thurnby, with 56 people in 1881. H. L. Powys-Keck esq. is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are H. L. Powys-Keck and E. B. Hartopp esqrs."
"Post Office Directory, Leicestershire and Rutland 1881"
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Census

  • The parish was in the Billesdon sub-district of the Billesdon 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 11 covers the Billesdon sub-district which includes Bushby.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2253
1891 R.G. 12 / 2494
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Church History

  • The webpage author has found no mention of an Anglican parish church in Bushby.
     
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Church Records

  • The church would have been in the rural deanery of Gartree (second portion).
     
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Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Billesdon sub-district of the Billesdon registration district.
     
  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
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Description & Travel

Bushby is a small village, a township and was a small parish adjacent to Thurnby and 4 miles east of Leicester city, into which it is now absorbed as a suburb. The parish covered about 679 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A47 arterial road east out of Leicester city and stop at Thurnby. This is as close as you can get to Bushby village without walking.
     
  • Kate JEWELL has a photograph of The Green at Bushby on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2006.
     
You can see pictures of Bushby which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Bushby 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 SK655040 (Lat/Lon: 52.629813, -1.033704), Bushby which are provided by:

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Military History

In 1925, Lieut.-Col. James BURNS-HARTOPP of the Royal Horse Guards was one of the principal owners of land in the parish. He was High Sheriff of Leicestershire in 1902.
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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient hamlet of the county and became a modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.
     
  • The parish was in the ancient Gartree Hundred (or Wapentake) in the southern (or eastern) division of the county.
     
  • In April, 1935, this parish was abolished and all 679 acres were amalgamated back into Thurnby Civil Parish and as part of the Leicester Urban District.
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Leicester petty session hearings.
     
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Billesdon Poorlaw Union.
     
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Population

 Year Inhabitants
1871 51
1881 56
1891 47
1901 72
1911 116
1921 194
1931 336
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Schools

  • A Public Elementary School was built in 1865 and rebuilt in 1894 to hold 109 children.