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Tugby

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Description in 1871:
"TUGBY, a parish in Billesdon district, Leicester; 2¾ miles ESE of Billesdon, and 6¾ NNW of Medbourne Bridge r. station. It includes Keythorpe liberty, and has a post-office under Leicester. Acres, 1,830. Real property, £2,515. Pop., 360. Houses, 84. The manor, with Keythorpe Hall, belongs to Lord Berners. The living is a vicarage, united with East Norton, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £284. Patron, Lord Berners. The church has a Norman tower, and is good. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £86."
John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72".

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Census

  • The parish was in the Billesdon sub-district of the Billesdon 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.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2254
1871 R.G. 10 / 3227 & 3228
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to St. Thomas a Becket.
     
  • The church was built in Norman times and contains a western tower.
     
  • The church was restored in 1857.
     
  • The church seats 300.
     
  • Andrew TATLOW has a photograph of St. Thomas a Becket Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2006.
     
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1568.
     
  • The church was in the rural Gartree deanery (third portion).
     
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel here prior to 1912.
     
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Civil Registration

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

Tugby is a village, a township and a parish sitting on a rise on the road between Leicester and Uppingham. It is 12 miles south of Leicester and 7 miles west of Uppingham. The parish covers just over 2,200 acres.

The land around the village has been mostly pasture for centuries. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A47 east out of Leicester city past Skeffington.
     
  • Tugby Wood is north-east of the village on Wood Lane.
     
You can see pictures of Tugby which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Tugby 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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Manors

  • Keythorpe Hall was the property of Sir Raymond R. TYRWHITT-WILSON, baronet, in 1912.
     
  • Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of Keythorpe Hall on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2013.
     
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
     

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK761009 (Lat/Lon: 52.60057, -0.877837), Tugby which are provided by:

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Military History

Mat FASCIONE provides a photograph of the War Memorial Cross on Geograph, taken in June, 2014. This is a Celtic cross in the churchyard with the names of 8 men lost in World War I.

There is a white marble tablet on the north wall of the church commemorating the men lost in World War II.

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient township and parish in Leicestershire. It became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
     
  • The parish lies partly in the East Goscote Hundred and partly in the Gartree Wapentake (or Hundred) in the eastern division of the county.
     
  • You may contact the Tugby & Keythorpe Parish Council regarding civic or political matters, but they can NOT perform family history look-ups for you.
     
  • District governance is provided by the Harborough District Council.
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the East Norton petty session hearings the first Friday of each month.
     
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Billesdon Poorlaw Union.
     
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Population

 Year Inhabitants
1801 230
1811 250
1821 265
1831 266
1841 288
1851 365
1871 438
1881 344
1891 317
1901 271
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Schools

  • The Public Elementary School was built in 1872 and enlarged in 1885 and 1896 to hold up to 119 children.