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Loddington

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Description in 1871:
"LODDINGTON, a parish, with a village, in Billesdon district, Leicester; on the river Eye, adjacent to Rutland, 5½ miles WNW of Uppingham, and 6½ SW of Oakham r. station. Post town, Uppingham. Acres, 1,840. Real property, £3,309. Pop., 142. Houses, 24. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to H. Morris, Esq. A petrifying spring is near the church. An ancient camp, supposed to be Roman, is at Filton. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £175. Patron, H. Morris, Esq. The church is decorated English; and consists of nave and aisles, with low square tower."
John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72

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Census

  • The parish was in the Billesdon subdistrict of the Billesdon 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.
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 was dedicated to St. Michael (this could be "St Michael and All Angels").
     
  • The church was built in Norman times.
     
  • The church was thoroughly restored in 1859.
     
  • There is an ancient cross in the churchyard.
     
  • This church seats 200.
     
  • Andrew TATLOW has a photograph of St Michael and All Angels on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2006.
     
  • Mat FASCIONE also has a photograph of The Parish Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2014.
     
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1554.
     
  • The church was in the rural Gartree deanery (third portion).
     
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Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
  • The parish was in the Billesdon subdistrict of the Billesdon Registration District.
     
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Description & Travel

Loddington is a village and a parish on the eastern boundary of Leicestershire, about 1.5 miles north of East Norton and 15 miles south-east of Leicester city. The parish is on the border with Rutland county and covers 1,873 acres.

The land around the village has been mostly pasture for centuries. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A47 east out of Leicester city to Skeffington. Turn south (right) and drive down to Loddington village.
     
  • Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of the Loddington sign on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2007. Perhaps you could crete a more artistic and historical sign for the village.
     
You can see pictures of Loddington which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Loddington 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 1925, nearly all the parish was pasturage.

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Manors

  • Loddington Hall is a mansion in the Elizabethan style and was the property of the Earl of Morton.
     
  • David STOWELL has a photograph of the drive to Loddington Hall on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2006.
     
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
     

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK789023 (Lat/Lon: 52.612754, -0.836171), Loddington which are provided by:

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Military History

In 1920 a brass tablet was placed in the parish church inscribed with the names of the men of the parish who fell in the Great War.

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an "ancient parish" in the county of Leicestershire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
     
  • The parish lies in the East Goscote Hundred (or Wapentake) in the eastern division of the county.
     
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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 on the first Friday of each month.
     
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Population

 Year Inhabitants
1801 130
1841 137
1871 166
1881 147
1891 123
1901 118
1911 128
1921 99
1931 64
1961 93
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Schools

  • The Public Elementary School was built in 1872 to hold 45 children.