Hide

Thorpe Arnold

hide
Hide

Description in 1871:
"THORPE-ARNOLD, a parish in Melton-Mowbray district, Leicester; 1¾ mile NE of Melton-Mowbray r. station. Post town, Melton-Mowbray. Acres, 1,742. Real property, £2,811. Pop., 124. Houses, 25. The manor belongs to the Duke of Rutland. The living is a vicarage, united with Brentingby, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £400. Patron, the Duke of Rutland. The church is old."
John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-1872".

Hide
topup

Census

  • The parish was in the Waltham sub-district of the Melton Mowbray 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.
     
  • In 1935, the parish was transfered to the Melton and Belvoir Registration District.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 588
1861 R.G. 9 / 2304
1871 R.G. 109 / 3297
1891 R.G. 12 / 2546
topup

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Mary the Virgin.
     
  • The church was probably built in the 13th century.
     
  • The church was thoroughly restored in 1876.
     
  • The church seats 120.
     
  • Bill HENDERSON has a photograph of The Church of St. Mary The Virgin on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2012.
     
  • And Mat FASCIONE also has a photograph of St. Mary The Virgin Church on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2014.
     
topup

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1558.
     
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Framland (third portion).
     
topup

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
  • The parish was in the Waltham sub-district of the Melton Mowbray Registration District.
     
  • In 1935, the parish was transfered to the Melton and Belvoir Registration District.
     
topup

Description & Travel

Thorpe Arnold is a village, a township and was a parish which lies 116 miles north of London and just under 2 miles north-east of Melton Mowbray. The River Eye passes through the parish.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A607 arterial road north-east out of Melton Mowbray. You will pass through the heart of the village.
     
You can see pictures of Thorpe Arnold which are provided by:

topup

Gazetteers

topup

Historical Geography

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

topup

History

  • The land in the parish was mostly used for pasture, but corn and root crops were grown also.

>

topup

Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK770201 (Lat/Lon: 52.773011, -0.860067), Thorpe Arnold which are provided by:

topup

Politics & Government

  • This parish was an "ancient parish" of Leicestershire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
     
  • The parish was in the Framland Hundred (Wapentake) in the northern (or eastern) division of the county.
     
  • Prior to 1936, the parish covered 1,788 acres.
     
  • On 1st April, 1936, the parish of Thorpe Arnold was abolished. 401 acres went to Melton Mowbray Civil Parish and the remaining 1,387 acres went to Waltham Civil Parish.
     
topup

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Melton Mowbray petty session hearings.
     
  • In 1834 PEACH's charity was established with £1,500. The interest was partly applied to bread for the poor and partly for educational purposes.
     
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Melton Mowbray Poorlaw Union.
     
topup

Population

Year Inhabitants
1841 134
1871 147
1881 147
1891 133
1901 117
1911 119
1921 133
1931 128
topup

Schools

  • An Endowed School was built here in 1861 and was enlarged in 1887 for 49 children.