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"].



  • 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
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2245
1871 R.G. 10 / 3221

Church History

  • There was no Anglican church in this parish.

Church Records

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

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.

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:




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.



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


  • 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:


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.

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.


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


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