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Croxton Kerrial

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  • 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:
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

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.

Church Records

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

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.

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.

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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.


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.

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.

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.


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

Postal and Shipping Guides

The postal code is: NG32 1QW


  • 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.