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Goadby

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Description in 1871:
"GOADBY, a chapelry in Billesdon parish, Leicester; near a branch of the river Welland, 5½ miles N by W of Medbourne - Bridge r. station, and 8 NNE of Market-Harborough. Post - town, Billesdon, under Leicester. Real property, £1,860. Pop., 134. Houses, 28. The manor belongs to Lord Berners. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Billesdon, in the diocese of Peterborough. The church was restored in 1854."
[John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72]

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Census

  • This parish was in the Billesdon sub-district of the Billesdon Registration District.
     
  • The Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society have indexed the 1851 Census for Leicestershire. 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.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2253
1871 R.G. 10 / 3227
1891 R.G. 12 / 2494
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist.
     
  • The church was built in the 13th century (about 1215) just to the east of the village.
     
  • The church was restored in 1854.
     
  • The church was restored again in 1899 and once more in 1931.
     
  • The church steeple has been struck by lkightning at least twice in recent decades.
     
  • The church was renovated in 2009.
     
  • The church seats 130.
     
  • Andrew TATLOW has a photograph of St. John's Church on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2006.
     
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from the year 1700.
     
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Gartree third portion).
     
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Civil Registration

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

Goadby is a village, a township and a parish 3 miles north of Hallaton, 9 miles north of Market Harborough and 12 miles south-east of Leicester city. The parish covers 961 acres.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Goadby 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

  • The land in the parish was typically given over to pasture.
     
  • Every year, the parish holds a fundraiser for the church's maintenance on the Saturday of the August Bank Holiday.
     
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Manors

  • In 1912 Mrs. Rebecca BENNETT lived in the Manor House.
     
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
     

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SP751987 (Lat/Lon: 52.580935, -0.893097), Goadby which are provided by:

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Names, Geographical

  • "Goadby" is from the Old Scandanavian. It is recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book as "Goutebi"
     
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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in Billesdon parish in Leicestershire and became a modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.
     
  • The parish was in the ancient Gartree Hundred in the eastern division of the county.
     
  • The parish has a small population and a formal Parish Council isn't needed. The citizens have periodic Parish Meetings to discuss civic or political issues.
     
  • District governance is provided by the Harborough District Council. They are not staffed to assist you with family searches, but you can discuss civic or regional issues with them.
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Billesdon Poorlaw Union.
     
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the East Norton petty session hearings the first Friday of each month.
     
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Population

 Year Inhabitants
1841 122
1871 126
1881 103
1891 83
1901 74
1911 62
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Schools

  • A Public Elementary School was built here circa 1849 to hold 30 children.