Description in 1871:
"CADEBY, a township and a parish in Market-Bosworth district, Leicester. The township lies 1½ mile SE by S of Market-Bosworth, and 5 WSW of Desford r. station. Acres, 900. Real property, £1,662. Pop., 194. Houses, 43. The parish contains also the township of Osbaston; and its Post Town is Market-Bosworth, under Hinckley. Acres, 2,130. Real property, £4,623. Pop., 422. Houses, 88. The property is divided among a few. The parish is a meet for the Atherstone hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £223. Patron, Sir Alex. Dixie, Bart. The church is very good. Charities, £21."
John Marius Wilson's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72.



  • The parish was in the Market Bosworth 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:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 600
1861 R.G. 9 / 2263
1871 R.G. 10 / 3239
1891 R.G. 12 / 2506

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
  • The church construction date remains unreported.
  • The church seats 75.
  • Andrew TATLOW has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2006.
  • J. THOMAS also has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2015.
  • JAGGERY has a photograph of the church lychgate on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2014.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1595, but has been "very irregularly kept".
  • The church is in the rural deanery of Sparkenhoe (first portion).

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Market Bosworth sub-district of the Market Bosworth Registration District.

Description & Travel

Cadeby is a village, a township and a parish which lie about 114 miles north of London, 5.5 miles north of Hinckley and 1.5 miles east of Market Bosworth. The parish covers about 1,008 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A447 north out of Hinckley to Cadeby. The road runs along the eastern edge of the village.
  • Mat FASCIONE contributes a photograph of the village sign on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2009.
You can see pictures of Cadeby which are provided by:




Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Cadeby has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



  • There is a mention of a hall in Cadeby in 1881, but no description.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK426024 (Lat/Lon: 52.617706, -1.372218), Cadeby which are provided by:


Military History

Inside Cadeby parish church (All Saints) is a white marble plaque with black lettering for the inscription It is a memorial to the eight men who fell in the two World Wars.

There is one Commonwealth War Grave in All Saints churchyard.


Military Records

The names listed on the War Memorial in the church are:

Name Rank Unit Died Other info.
Charles BALL able seaman Hawke Btln., Naval Division 25 Aug. 1918 Age 39, husband of Mary Jane BALL
Frederick James R. BARTLAM private 1/5 Leics. Regt. 13 Oct. 1915 Age 21, son of Herbert and Silvia BARTLAM
William HADLAND private 1/5 Leics. Regt. 13 Nov. 1915 Age 20, son of Joseph and Annie HADLAND
William J. PALLETT private 3rd Batln., Durham Light Infantry 1 Dec. 1918 Age 23, son of Amos and Sarah PALLETT
George PALLETT private 1st Btln., Lincs. Regt. 16 April 1918 son of Fanny HILL and the late Joseph HILL
William Edward PARRY private 2nd Btln., Leics. Regt. 7 Jan. 1916 enlisted at Coalville, LEI, died in Iraq
Neville Wm. Gordon THOMPSON sergeant pilot 115 Sqdn., RAF Volun. Resv. 1 Oct. 1940 Age 240, son of Francis E. B. and Alma Beatrice LAMB
Arthur Albert UNWIN     6 May 1916  

The Commonwealth War Grave (data from www.CWGC.org) is for:

Name Rank Unit Died Family info.
W. J. PALLETT Private 3rd Btn., Durham Light Infantry 1 Dec. 1918 Age 23, son of Amos and Sarah PALLETT

Politics & Government

  • The parish is in the ancient Sparkenhoe Hundred in the western division of the county.
  • At one time, the parish contained the township of Obaston before that place was formed as a Civil Parish in 1866.
  • In March, 1884, the parish was enlarged by gaining the Naneby House part of Market Bosworth Civil Parish. This was about 108 acres of land.
  • The Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council provides district governance.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Market Bosworth Poorlaw Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Market Bosworth petty session hearings, held every other Thursday at the police court in Hinckley and every other Wednesday at the police court in Market Bosworth.


These census figures, except for 1841, appear to be for the Township and not the entire parish of Cadeby.

 Year Inhabitants
1841 178
1871 170
1881 149
1891 166
1901 124
1911 114
1921 138
1931 122
1951 158
1961 170


  • The children of this parish had a right to all the privileges of the school in Market Bosworth.
  • A Public Elementary School was built in 1863 for 45 children.