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Croxton Kerrial

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Census

  • The parish was in the Denton sub-district of the Grantham registration district.
     
  • In 1890 the parish was re-assigned to the new Grantham South sub-district of the Grantham registration district.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 587
1851 H.O. 107 / 2102
1861 R.G. 9 / 2348
1871 R.G. 10 / 3356
1891 R.G. 12 / 2583
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Church History

  • In ancient times there was a Premonstratensian Abbey here.
     
  • The Anglican church is dedicated to Saint Botolph and Saint John the Baptist.
     
  • The church is, naturally enough, on Church Lane.
     
  • Kate JEWELL has a photograph of St. Botolph's and St John's Church on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2008.
     
  • There is a photograph of the church at the Leicester web site.
     
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1559 but was noted in 1912 as "defective".
     
  • The church is grouped within the Framland Deanery.
     
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Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
  • The parish was in the Denton sub-district of the Grantham registration district.
     
  • In 1890 the parish was re-assigned to the new Grantham South sub-district of the Grantham registration district.
     
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Description and Travel

Croxton Kerrial is both a village and parish which lies just 8 miles east of Grantham (Lincolnshire).

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A607 trunk road (Melton Mowbray road) between Grantham and Melton Mowbray.
     
  • Check the Carlberry site for bus and coach service.
     
  • Apart from the village of Croxton Kerrial, the parish also includes Branston, and most of Knipton Reservoir.
     
  • The Post Office is located at 8 Main Street. The village's postal address is often given as if in Lincolnshire. The postal code is: NG32 1QW.
     
  • The 17th century stone built Peacock Inn at Croxton Kerrial was once a coaching house. Today it is a good place to stop for refreshment.
     

You can see pictures of Croxton Kerrial which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Croxton Kerrial 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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Names, Geographical

  • Croxton Kerrial is pronounced "crow-sun kerry-ul" by the locals.
     
  • Variations in the spelling of Croxton Kerrial abound. "Croxton" is often rendered as "Croston" or "Crowson", while "Kerrial" may be found as "Kerryal". Other alternatives exist, also.
     
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Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Leicester county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
     
  • The parish was in the Framland Hundred (or Wapentake).
     
  • In April, 1936, the parish gained 1,837 acres amalgamated from the abolishment of Branston Civil Parish.
     
  • In April, 1965, the parish granted 1 acre each to Denton Civil Parish and Wyville Civil Parish.
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

 Year Inhabitants
1801 387
1841 650
1851 621
1871 618
1881 548
1901 498
2001 1,662
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Postal and Shipping Guides

The postal code is: NG32 1QW
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Schools

  • The Public Elementary School was erected in 1844 and enlarged in 1878.
     
  • Average attendance in 1912 was 71 students.
     
  • The Church of England School had its own website and hopefully it will return to the internet with some history next time.