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Ratcliffe Culey

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Description in 1871:
"RATCLIFFE-CULEY, a chapelry in Sheepy-Magna parish, Leicester; on the river Sence, adjacent to the river Anker, at the boundary with Warwickshire, 1½ mile N E of Atherstone r. station. Post-town, Ather-stone. Acres, about 1,000. Real property, £2,540. Pop., 208. Houses, 52. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the rectory of Sheepy-Magna, in the diocese of Peterborough. The church is old, and has a tower and spire."
[John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72"]

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Cemeteries

Trevor RICKARD has a photograph of All Saint Churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2011.

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Census

  • The parish was in the Atherstone sub-district of the Atherstone 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 / 603
1861 R.G. 9 / 2192
1871 R.G. 10 / 3166
1891 R.G. 12 / 2442
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church in Ratcliffe Culey is dedicated to All Saints.
     
  • The church was built circa 1320 and has a western tower with 2 bells.
     
  • The church church was partially restored in 1898.
     
  • Rob FARROW has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2006.
     
  • Trevor RICKARD has a photograph of the church interior on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2011.
     
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1585.
     
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Sparkenhoe (first portion).
     
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Civil Registration

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

Ratcliffe Culey is a township, a chapelry a parish and a small village sitting on the border of Warwickshire, near the confluence of the rivers Sence and Anker. The parish covers 1,238 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, from the A444, just south of Sibson, turn west onto Sibson Road for Ratcliffe Culey.
     
  • David LALLY has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2009.
     
You can see pictures of Ratcliffe Culey which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Ratcliffe Culey 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

David LALLY has a photograph of "The Gate" public house on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2009.

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Manors

  • The webpage author found no mention of a Ratcliffe Culey House or Hall in his sources.
     
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Maps

  • You'll want an Ordnance Survey Explorer map #232, which has a scale of 2.5 inches to the mile.
     
  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
     

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SP327995 (Lat/Lon: 52.592321, -1.518723), Ratcliffe Culey which are provided by:

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Military History

There is a plaque inside All Saints Church for the five men lost in World War I. The names, ranks and regiments are listed, but not the dates of death.

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Military Records

Able Bodied Seaman Harry EMERY was lost on HM Submarine E.37 when that ship went down in the North Sea on 1st December 1916. He was the son of John EMERY, and was born 1866 in Sheepy Magna.

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in Sheppy Magna parish of Leicestershire and was incorporated as a separate, modern Civil Parish in Decmber, 1866.
     
  • The parish was in the ancient Sparkenhoe Hundred (Wapentake) in the southern (or western) division of the county.
     
  • This Civil Parish was abolished in April, 1935, and amalgamated into Witherley Civil Parish.
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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

 Year Inhabitants
1871 210
1881 228
1891 220
1901 212
1911 205
1921 220
1931 184
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Schools

  • The children of this place attended school in Sheppy Magna.