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Ullesthorpe

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As described in 1877:
"ULLESTHORPE, a hamlet in Claybrooke parish, Leicester; on the Rugby and Leicester railway, 3¼ miles NW of Lutterworth. It has a post-office under Lutterworth, a r. station with telegraph, and two dissenting chapels; and it carries on malting and framework knitting. Real property, £3,639. Pop., 600. Houses, 141."
[John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72"].

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Census

  • The parish was in the Lutterworth sub-district of the Lutterworth 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 18 covers the Lutterworth District which includes Ullesthorpe
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  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2245
1871 R.G. 10 / 3221
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Church History

  • There was no Anglican church in this parish.
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Church Records

  • Look for Anglican parish register entries in Claybrooke.
     
  • The Congregationalists built a chapel here in 1806.
     
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Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837, but this place wasn't a Civil Parish until 1866.
     
  • The parish was in the Lutterworth sub-district of the Lutterworth Registration District.
     
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Description & Travel

Ullesthorpe is a small village and civil parish in Leicestershire, England. The parish lies 3.5 miles north-west of Lutterworth. Most of the parish land was used for pasturage. The parish covers about 1,490 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the M1 motorway to Lutterworth and pick up the B577 arterial heading north to reach Ullesthorpe village.
     
  • The village is known for its windmill. Michael WESTLEY has a photograph of a wind=powered mill on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2007.
     
  • Railway service ended in 1962.
     
  • Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of the village sign on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2007.
     
You can see pictures of Ullesthorpe which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Ullesthorpe 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

  • The webpage author has found no mention of either a Hall or a Manor House.
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SP505877 (Lat/Lon: 52.484891, -1.257774), Ullesthorpe which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient hamlet Claybrooke parish in Leicestershire and became a modern Civil Parish in December of 1866.
     
  • The parish is in the ancient Guthlaxton Hundred in the southern division of the county.
     
  • On 17 December, 1877, this parish was enlarged by gaining the Manor House portion of Monks Kirby Civil Parish in Warwicshire.
     
  • On 1st April, 1935, this parish was enlarged by gaining 3 acres from Wibtoft Civil Parish in Warwicshire.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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

Year Inhabitants
1841 549
1871 495
1881 523
1891 423
1901 312
1911 395
1921 402
1931 409
1951 607
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Schools

  • There was a charity school built at Ullesthorpe in 1855.