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]



  • 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:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 598
1861 R.G. 9 / 2246
1871 R.G. 10 / 3222
1891 R.G. 12 / 2489

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.

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.

Civil Registration

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

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:




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.



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


  • 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:


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.


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.

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.


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


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