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Stanton under Bardon

Description in 1871:
"STANTON-UNDER-BARDON, a township-chapelry in Thornton parish, Leicester; near Bardon Hill r. station, 1½ mile NW of Thornton village. Post town, Thornton, under Leicester. Acres, 1,400. Real property, £1,952. Pop., 312. Houses, 64. The manor belongs to Earl Grey. The living is annexed to Thornton. There is a Wesleyan chapel."
John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72
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Census

  • The parish was in the Ibstock 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 / 603
1861 R.G. 9 / 2266
1871 R.G. 10 / 3242
1891 R.G. 12 / 2507
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Church History

  • For centuries there was no Anglican church here and residents had to go to the parish church at Thornton.
     
  • The present Anglican parish church was built of local granite in 1908.
     
  • For church is dedicated to Saint Mary and All Saints.
     
  • The church had not been consecrated by 1912.
     
  • The church seats 120.
     
  • Andrew TATLOW has a photograph of St. Mary and All Saints on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2006.
     
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1560.
     
  • The church is in the rural deanery of Akeley (southern division).
     
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1833.
     
  • The Congregational chapel was built in 1833 and could seat 100.
     
  • Andrew TATLOW has a photograph of the Free Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2006.
     
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Civil Registration

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

Stanton under Bardon is a village, a chapelry and a parish which lie about 115 miles north of London, 9 miles north-west of Leicester city, 8 miles south-west of Loughborough and 2 miles east of Ibstock. The parish covered about 1,447 acres.

Most of the houses in the village are constructed of red brick. If you are planning a visit:

  • There is a thatched pub in the village.
     
  • Visit Bardon Quarry to check out the local wildlife and the billabarra reserve.
     
  • By automobile, take the M1 north out of Leicester city to the #22 intersection with the A50 trunk road. Turn left onto the A50, then left again at the next exit which should take you directly into Stanton under Bardon.
     
  • Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of the Village Sign to welcome you on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2013.
     

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Stanton under Bardon 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

  • Granite was quarried here in the 1800s.
     
  • In the 1800s, most male residents of the parish either worked the small farms or were employed in the quarry.
     
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Military History

  • Andrew TATLOW has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2006.
     
  • There is a second photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2013.
     
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Military Records

  • Andrew TATLOW has a photograph of the War Memorial plaque with names listed on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2006.
     
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Politics and Government

  • This ancient Chapelry was incorporated as a Civil Parish in December, 1866, and separated from Thornton Civil Parish.
     
  • The parish is in the ancient Sparkenhoe Hundred in the southern division of the county.
     
  • In April, 1935, this Civil Parish was abolished and all 1,447 acres were amalgamated with Markfield Civil Parish.
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

 Year Inhabitants
1841 315
1871 275
1881 259
1891 352
1901 525
1911 657
1921 710
1931 690
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Schools

  • A National School (later a Public Elementary School) was built here in 1865 for 110 children.
     
  • A Council School was built here in 1909 for 150 children. The school above was then used as an infants school.
     
  • The Council School has a web site but I could find no history there.