Description in 1871:
"STOCKERSTON, a parish in the district of Uppingham and county of Leicester; 4 miles NNW of Rockingham r. station. Post town, Uppingham. Acres, 973. Real property, £1,543. Pop., 50. Houses, 11. S. Hall is the seat of T. Walker, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £240. Patron, alternately T. Walker, Esq. and G. Belairs, Esq. The church is good."
John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72".



  • The parish was in the Uppingham subdistrict of the Uppingham 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:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2308
1871 R.G. 10 / 3301
1891 R.G. 12 / 2549

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter.
  • The church dates back to at least 1620.
  • The church was extensively restored in 1887.
  • This small church seats 70.
  • For a photograph of the church, check Wikipedia.
  • Tim HEATON has a photograph of the Church of St Peter on Geograph, taken in September, 2006.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1594.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Gartree (third portion).

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Uppingham subdistrict of the Uppingham Registration District.

Description & Travel

Stockerston is a small village and an ancient parish bounded on the east by the River Eye. The village lies in the Eye River valley. Across the river is the county of Rutland. The parish is 96 miles north of London, 4 miles north of Medbourne and 2 miles south-west from Uppingham. The parish covers 1,534 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • The parish offers both Go Karting and Clay Pigeon shooting opportunities.
  • By automobile, take the B664 arterial southwest out of Uppingham. Stockerston is the first village you will encounter.
  • Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2007.
You can see pictures of Stockerston which are provided by:




Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Stockerston has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



  • Most of the parish was used for pasture.
  • The village is small and has been so historically. There are some nice gardens in the village.


  • Stockerston Hall was built in 1792.
  • "Marathon" has a photograph of Stockerston Hall on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2016.
  • Stockerston Hall was the residence of Fleming GOUGH in 1881.
  • Stockerston Hall was unoccupied in 1912.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SP834974 (Lat/Lon: 52.568043, -0.77096), Stockerston which are provided by:


Politics & Government

  • The parish was in the southern division of the county in the ancient Gartree Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • In March, 1885, the Liberty of Holy Oakes, Stoke Dry in Rutland, was transferred to this parish.
  • The residents of this parish have decided to forgo a formal Parish Council and they discuss civic and political issues in a parish-wide meeting periodically.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the East Norton petty session hearings the first Friday of each month.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became part of the Uppingham (Rutland) Poorlaw Union.


 Year Inhabitants
1871 54
1881 56
1891 70
1901 69
1911 49
1921 51
1931 37
1951 50
1961 24
2001 35


  • The children of this parish attended school in Uppingham.