Kirkby Mallory


Description in 1877:
"KIRKBY MALLORY parish gives its name to a pleasant village and township on the north side of the vale of a rivulet, 4 1/2 miles N. N. W. of Hinckley and 4 miles S.E. of Market Bosworth, and in that Union and County Court District, and in 1871 contained 222 persons living in 49 houses on 2,190 acres of land. The entire parish which is in Sparkenhoe Hundred, including Earl Shilton township, in Hinckley Union and County Court District, comprises an area of 3,110 acres, and had a population of 2,275 in 1871. The soil is chiefly a light loam and gravel, and the surface diversified. The Earl of Lovelace is lord of the manor and owner of all the soil, except one farm, belonging to Mr. Thomas W. Jee; but his seat of KIRKBY MALLORY HALL is occupied by Lord de Clifford."
WHITE's "History, Gazetteer and Directory of the Counties of Leicester and Rutland, 3rd Edition," 1877



  • The parish was in the Market Bosworth sub-district of the Market Bosworth 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. Volume 2 includes Kirkby Mallory.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 601
1861 R.G. 9 / 2262 & 2264
1871 R.G. 10 / 3240
1891 R.G. 12 / 2506

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
  • The church construction date remains unreported.
  • The church was completely restored in 1889.
  • Additional renovation were carried out in 1898.
  • The church seats 130.
  • Just outside the churchyard is a monument to Ada Augusta LOVELACE, known to computer geeks as the first programmer. She died on 29 November, 1852.
  • Andrew TATLOW has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2006.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1599.
  • The church is in the rural deanery of Sparkenhoe (second portion).

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

Kirkby Mallory is a village, a township and a parish which lie about 114 miles north of London, 5 miles north of Hinckley and 4 miles east of Market Bosworth. The parish covers about 1,008 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A447 north out of Hinckley to Kirkby Mallory. The road runs along the eastern edge of the village.
  • Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2013. I hope it was not someone's bad driving that bent the sign!.
You can see pictures of Kirkby Mallory which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • Sorry, the online history of this village/parish has been removed by the owner.
  • In recent decades, the parish has become known for its motorbike racing track.
  • Andrew TATLOW has a photograph of the Entrance to Mallory Park on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2006.


  • Kirkby Mallory Hall was the property and residence of Herbert Clarkson HARTLEY in 1881.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK456006 (Lat/Lon: 52.601283, -1.328158), Kirkby Mallory which are provided by:


Military History

The parish has a wall-mounted incised slate inscription tablet with a molded alabaster frame standing in a driveway off Church Road. It has the names of the four individuals who died in World War I.


Politics & Government

  • The parish is in the ancient Sparkenhoe Hundred in the western division of the county.
  • On 1 April 1935, 141 acres of this Civil Parish were ceeded to Newbold Verdon Civil Parish.
  • On that same date, 1,900 acres (the remainder of the parish) of this Civil Parish were amalgamated with Peckelton Civil Parish. As a result, the old Civil Parish of Kirkby Mallory disappeared.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Sparkenhoe (Market Bosworth) petty session hearings each week, alternating between Hinckley and Market Bosworth.
  • There was a fund for apprenticing poor children of the parish, arising from bequests left by the NOEL and DILKE families.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Market Bosworth Poorlaw Union.


These census figures, except for 1801 thru 1851, appear to be for the Township and not the entire parish of Kirkby Mallory.

 Year Inhabitants
1801 243
1821 296
1841 259
1851 261
1871 222
1881 149
1901 124


  • A Public Elementary School was built here in 1863 for 56 children.