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Lubbesthorpe

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"LUBBESTHORPE, a chapelry in Aylestone parish, Leicestershire; on the river Soar, 4 miles SW of Leicester r. station. Post town, Leicester. Acres, 1,200. Real property, £1,869. Pop., 64. Houses, 12. The property belongs to the Duke of Rutland. A monastery was anciently here; and the site of it is now occupied by a farm-house. The church of the chapelry went long ago into decay."
[John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72]

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Census

  • The parish was in the Enderby sub-district of the Blaby 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 4 covers the Enderby sub-district.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2258
1871 R.G. 10 / 3234
1891 R.G. 12 / 2501
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter.
     
  • The date of original construction is unreported, but the church has been in ruins for centuries.
     
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parishioners attended services in Enderby parish, so look for register entries there.
     
  • The church is in the rural deanery of Guthlaxton (first portion).
     
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Civil Registration

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

Lubbesthorpe is on the southwest edge of the conurbation now known as Leicester city. It is 101 miles north of London and bounded on the east by the Soar River. Braunstone Town lies to the east and north. The parish covered 2,689 acres in 1881.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, where the M1 connects with the M69, you are close to Lubbesthorpe.
     
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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Lubbesthorpe 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

<p>This place is mentioned in the 1086 <b>Domesday Book</b> as a hamlet of nine households.</p>

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Manors

  • No mention of a Manor House or Hall is made in the source material available to the webpage author.
     
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
     

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK535010 (Lat/Lon: 52.603777, -1.211329), Lubbesthorpe which are provided by:

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Names, Geographical

  • Although the spelling of the name "Lubbesthorpe" is preferred, many records show the name as "Lubbersthorpe".
     
  • "thorpe" is Old Scandinavian for "secondary settlement or hamlet".
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Politics & Government

  • In December of 1866, this chapelry was established as a full Civil Parish.
     
  • The township of Lubbesthorpe was in the Sparkenhoe Hundred.
     
  • In March, 1885, this parish was enlarged by gaining about 1,500 acres from Aylestone Civil Parish.
     
  • In March, 1892, this parish was enlarged by gaining another portion from Aylestone Civil Parish.
     
  • That same month, this parish was enlarged by gaining a small portion of Knighton Civil Parish.
     
  • In April, 1935, this parish was reduced by 274 acres granted to Braunstone Civil Parish.
     
  • That same month, this parish was enlarged by gaining 290 acres from Enderby Civil Parish.
     
  • That same month, this parish was reduced by 207 acres granted to Glen Parva Civil Parish.
     
  • That same month, this parish was enlarged by gaining 125 acres from Huncote Civil Parish.
     
  • That same month, this parish was reduced by 934 acres granted to Leicester Civil Parish.
     
  • That same month, this parish was enlarged by gaining 236 acres from Narborough Civil Parish.
     
  • One year later, 1936, this parish was reduced by 44 acres granted to Wigston Magna Civil Parish.
     
  • The citizens of this parish have elected to forgo a formal Parish Council. They have periodic Parish Meetings of all residents to discuss civil and political issues.
     
  • disrict governance is provided by the Blaby District Council,
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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

 Year Inhabitants
1871 73
1881 52
1891 96
1901 75
1911 81
1921 118
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Schools

  • The children of this parish attended school in Enderby parish.