Hide

Kimcote

hide
Hide

Description in 1871:
"KIMCOTE, a parish in Lutterworth district, Leicester; on the river Swift, 3¼ miles NE by E of Lutterworth, and 3½ WNW of Welford r. station. It includes the farm hamlet of Cotes de Val, and part of the large hamlet of Walton; and its post town is Lutterworth. Acres, 1,710. Real property, £5,206. Pop. in 1851, 603; in 1861, 501. Houses, 129. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to Lord Willoughby-de-Broke. Framework-knitting is largely carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £566. Patron, Lord Willoughby-de-Broke. The church is old but good, and has a pinnacled tower. There are chapels for Baptists and Methodists, a national school, and charities £84. Jago, the poet, was rector."
[John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales,"1870-72]

Hide
topup

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 / 2246
1871 R.G. 10 / 3222
1891 R.G. 12 / 2489
topup

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
     
  • The church dates from the 12th century.
     
  • The church was restored in 1869.
     
  • The church tower was restored in 1893.
     
  • The church seats 200.
     
  • Ian ROB has a photograph of All Saints on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2006.
     
topup

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1633.
     
  • The church is in the rural deanery of Guthlaxton (third portion).
     
  • A Baptist chapel was built in Walton in 1833.
     
topup

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

Kimcote is a village and civil parish in the southern hills of Leicestershire, England. The parish lies 1 mile south-west of Gilmorton and 3.5 miles north-east of Lutterworth parish. The parish includes the large hamlet of Walton.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the M1 motorway to junction 20 and turn east onto the A427. Just before North Kilworth, turn left and go about 2 miles on that road to Kimcote.
     
  • Alex MacGREGOR has a photograph of the Vilalge Sign on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2010. Surely your artistic talents could assist in developing a more artistic and visually arresting sign!
     
You can see pictures of Kimcote which are provided by:

topup

Gazetteers

topup

Historical Geography

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

topup

History

  • In the 1800s most of the parish land was used for grazing.
     
topup

Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
     

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SP586865 (Lat/Lon: 52.473296, -1.138719), Kimcote which are provided by:

topup

Military History

There is a hand-written Roll of Honour in a wooden frame with a glass cover inside the parish church. It is for World War One.

Also in the church is a rectangular tablet with gilded inscription, to World War Two casualty Cpl John Stanley KIBBLE or the Worcestershire Regt.who died 19 May 1944.

topup

Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Leicester county and it 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 gave up 300 acres to Gilmorton Civil Parish in 1877 by Local Government Order.
     
topup

Poor Houses, Poor Law

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

Population

 Year Inhabitants
1801 645
1811 721
1841 552
1881 393
1891 334
topup

Schools

A Public Elementary School was erected in Walton in 1844 and enlarged in 1875 to hold 90 children.