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Description in 1871:
"GILMORTON, a parish in Lutterworth district, Leicester; 3 miles NE by N of Lutterworth, and 4 SE of Broughton-Astley r. station. It has a post office under Lutterworth. Acres, 2,830. Real property, £4,455. Pop., 853. Houses, 200. The property is subdivided. Some of the inhabitants are stocking-makers. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £632. Patron, the Rev. J. M. Lakin. The church was rebuilt in 1860, at a cost of upwards of £2, 000 There are a Baptist chapel, an endowed school, and some small charities."
[John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales,"1870-72]

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Census

  • The parish was in the Lutterworth sub-district of the Lutterworth 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:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 598
1861 R.G. 9 / 2245
1871 R.G. 10 / 3221 & 3222
1891 R.G. 12 / 2489
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
     
  • The church dates from before the 17th century.
     
  • The church was rebuilt in 1860.
     
  • A clock was added to the tower in 1882.
     
  • The church spire was damaged by storms in 1883-84 and was partially rebuilt in 1885. It was entirely rebuilt in 1909.
     
  • The church seats 430 (one source tells us 450).
     
  • In 1898 a new Lych Gate was built at the north entrance to the churchyard.
     
  • Ian ROB has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2006.
     
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1611.
     
  • The church is in the rural deanery of Guthlaxton (third portion).
     
  • A Congregationalist chapel was built here in 1872.
     
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Civil Registration

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

Gilmorton is a village and civil parish in the southern hills of Leicestershire, England. The parish lies 97 miles north of London, 12 miles south of Leicester city and 5 miles east of Ullesthorpe parish. The parish covers just over 2,470 acres and includes the hamlet of Cotes de Val.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A426 trunk road south out of Leicester and turn west (left) after Dunton Bassett.
     
  • Alex McGREGOR has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2014. You could offer a more artistic and historic sign while you are visiting..
     
You can see pictures of Gilmorton which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Gilmorton 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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History

  • In the 1800s most of the workers here were frame-work knitters.
     
  • Tim GLOVER has a photograph of the Red Lion Inn on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2013.
     
  • These are the names associated with The Red Lion in various directories:
     
Year  Person
1849 Thomas WARDEN, butcher
1881 -- Not Listed --
1912 Henry MATTHEWS
1925 Henry MATTHEWS
  • Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of The Crown Inn on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2008.
     
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
     

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SP570879 (Lat/Lon: 52.48605, -1.162032), Gilmorton which are provided by:

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Military History

There is a single Commonwealth War Grave in All Saints churchyard for World War II.

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Military Records

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

Name Rank Unit Died Family
Lilian Ada WALTON private Auxiliary Territorial Services 21 Jan. 1946 Age 23, daughter of Arthur Edwin and Bertha Annie WALTON
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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Leicestershire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
     
  • The parish is in the ancient Guthlaxton Hundred in the southern division of the county.
     
  • The parish received about 300 acres from Kimcott parish in 1877 by Local Governmet Order.
     
  • You may contact the Gilmorton Parish Council regarding civic or political matters, but plese do NOT ask them to help with your family history search.
     
  • District governance is provided by the Harborough District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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

 Year Inhabitants
1841 866
1871 739
1881 644
1891 534
1901 512
1911 464
1921 467
1931 481
1951 454
1961 432
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Schools

  • The Public Elementary School was endowed for 20 children and built in 1860 to hold 108 children.