Description in 1871:
"THRUSSINGTON, a parish, with a village, in Barrow-upon-Soar district, Leicester; on the river Wreak, ½ a mile N of Rearsby r. station, and 7½ WSW of Melton-Mowbray. It has a post-office under Leicester. Acres, 2,200. Real property, £4,113. Pop., 574. Houses, 136. The manor is divided among four. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £240. Patron, Mrs. Bishop. The church was repaired in 1836. There are three dissenting chapels, a slightly endowed school, and charities £11."
John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72,


  • The parish was in the Barrow-upon-Soar sub-district of the Barrow-upon-Soar 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 and Volume 13 covers the Barrow on Soar sub-district.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2279
1891 R.G. 12 / 2519

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to The Holy Trinity.
  • The church was built around the 14th century.
  • The church was repaired in 1836.
  • The church was thoroughly restored in 1877, including the tower.
  • The church seats 250.
  • Andrew TATLOW has a nighttime photograph of Holy Trinity Church on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2006.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1660. Earlier registers have been lost.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Goscote (second portion).
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel here by 1849.
  • The Primitive Methodists had a chapel here by 1849.
  • The Baptists had a chapel here by 1849.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Barrow-upon-Soar sub-district of the Barrow-upon-Soar Registration District.

Description & Travel

Thrussington is a village and a parish which lie about 111 miles north of London, 7.5 miles southwest of Melton Mobray and 9 miles northeast of Leicester. Hoby parish lies to the east and Seagrave parish lies to the northwest.

The village lies just east of the ancient Fossway (now called the A46). The River Wreake passes just south of the village, If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A46 north out of Leicester and take the A607 to the right (east). At Rearsby turn left and cross the Wreake River into Thrussington.
You can see pictures of Thrussington which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • Much of the parish land was used for pasturage.
  • Parish workers were largely small-plot farmers.


  • The author of this web page could find no mention of a Manor House or Hall in his sources.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK648159 (Lat/Lon: 52.736859, -1.041706), Thrussington which are provided by:


Military History

  • Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of the War Memorial on the green on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2008.

Politics & Government

  • The parish is in the ancient East Goscote Hundred in the northern (or eastern) division of the county.
  • This place was an ancient parish of Leicestershire and a Civil Parish as well.
  • In 1881 the parish covered 2,200 acres. This was reduced to 2,033 acres by 1891 which remained unchanged through 1961.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Barrow-upon-Soar Poorlaw Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Melton Mowbray petty session hearings.


Year Inhabitants
1841 645
1871 624
1881 604
1891 489
1901 456
1911 445
1921 494
1931 522
1951 469
1961 392


  • A Public Elementary School (National School) was built before 1849 and enlarged in 1870 for 113 children.