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Newbold Verdon

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Description in 1871:
"NEWBOLD-VERDON, a village and a parish in Market-Bosworth district, Leicester. The village stands 3 miles E of Market-Bosworth, and 3 W of Desford r.station; and has a post-office under Leicester. The parish contains also the hamlet of Brascote. Acres, 2,400. Real property, £4,416. Pop., 708. Houses, 174. The property is subdivided. The manor belonged anciently to the Verduns, and belongs now to Sir W.Hartopp, Bart. Newbold Hall is an old mansion, retaining some traces of its former grandeur; and was the residence of Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham, and of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. Coal was recently discovered. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £600. Patron, Trinity College, Oxford. The church is a neat building, with a tower; and was repaired and improved in 1844, at a cost of £700. There are a Baptist chapel, an endowed school, with £20 a year, and charities £20."
John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72

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Archives & Libraries

The Newbold Verdon Library in Main Street is a branch of the Leicester County Council Library System. It is open 5 days each week (verify by phone if you are visiting).

John WELFORD has a photograph of the Newbold Verdon Library on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2015.

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Census

  • 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.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 602
1861 R.G. 9 / 2264
1871 R.G. 10 / 3239
1891 R.G. 12 / 2506
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint James.
     
  • The church is at the west end of Main Street.
     
  • The church construction date remains unreported.
     
  • The church was repaired and enlarged in 1832.
     
  • The church was repaired again in 1844.
     
  • The church, except for the tower, was rebuilt in 1889.
     
  • Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of St. James Church and its distinctive tower on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2009.
     
  • Tim GLOVER also has a photograph of Saint James Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2018.
     
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1542.
     
  • The church is in the rural deanery of Sparkenhoe (first portion).
     
  • A General Baptists chapel was built here before 1871.
     
  • A Primitive Methodist chapel was built here before 1881.
     
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Civil Registration

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

Newbold Verdon is a village and a parish which lie about 115 miles north of London, 10 miles west of Leicester city and 3 miles east of Market Bosworth. The parish covers about 2,400 acres (but was once much smaller) and includes part of the hamlet of Brascote. Brascote is a deserted village.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the B5830 west out of Leicester city to Desford and continue on the B582 to Newbold Verdon.
     
  • Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2009.
     
You can see pictures of Newbold Verdon which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Newbold Verdon 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

  • Coal was discovered near the village before 1881.
     
  • Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of the Windmill Inn near Brascote on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2009.
     
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Manors

  • The ancient Manor House was the former residence of Lord CREWE.
     
  • The Manor House was the residence of Lady Mary Wortley MONTAGU in 1881.
     
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
     

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK448039 (Lat/Lon: 52.631013, -1.339522), Newbold Verdon which are provided by:

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Military History

  • J. THOMAS has a photograph of the War Memorial in Main Street on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2015.
     
  • Ian S. has a photograph of the War Memorial near the village centre on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2013.
     
  • Ian S. also has a photograph of the War Memorial plaques on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2013. You will likely have to enlarge the photo to see the names you seek.
     
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Military Records

There is one Commonwealth War Grave in the churchyard from World War II:

  1. Peter Edwin MARRIOTT, priv., 2/5th Btn. Leics. Regt., age 24, died 22 Dec 1941. Son of Edwin and Edith MARRIOTT.
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Names, Geographical

  • "Newbold Verdon" is a corruption of the original name "Newbold de Verdun".
     
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Politics & Government

  • The parish is in the ancient Sparkenhoe Hundred in the southern division of the county.
     
  • In August, 1882, the parish was reduced in size to enlarge Barlestone Civil Parish.
     
  • In March, 1886, the parish was enlarged by gaining part of Bagworth Civil Parish.
     
  • In April, 1935, the parish was reduced to enlarge Barlestone Civil Parish, again.
     
  • In April, 1935, the parish was enlarged when Kirkby Mallory Civil Parish was abolished.
     
  • You may contact the Newbold Verdon Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to help you with family history searches
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  • The Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council provides district governance.
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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

 Year Inhabitants
1801 339
1821 576
1841 660
1871 716
1881 729
1891 784
1901 851
1911 1,064
1921 1,280
1961 2,253
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Schools

  • When Nathaniel Lord CREWE, then Bishop of Durham, died in 1720 he left enough money to buy a building for a Free School.
     
  • A new schoolhouse was built in 1876 and enlarged in 1884 to hold 132 children.
     
  • A Council School was built here in 1910 for 140 children.