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Welby

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Description in 1871:
"WELBY, a chapelry in Melton-Mowbray parish, Leicester; 2 miles NW by W of Melton-Mowbray r. station. Post town, Melton-Mowbray. Real property, £1,488. Pop., 64. Houses, 8. The manor belongs to Sir W. E. Welby, Bart. The living is annexed to Melton-Mowbray. The church is good."
[John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72"]

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Census

  • The parish was in the Melton Mowbray sub-district of the Melton Mowbray Registration District.
     
  • In 1935, the parish was transfered to the Melton and Belvoir 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.
1841 H.O. 107 / 588
1861 R.G. 9 / 2301
1871 R.G. 10 / 3295
1891 R.G. 12 / 2544
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint Bartholomew.
     
  • The church is a small building of stone and the date built is unreported.
     
  • The church seats only 60.
     
  • Services were held once every two weeks.
     
  • Kate JEWELL has a photograph of St. Bartholomew's Church on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2005.
     
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Church Records

  • The church is in the rural deanery of Framland (third portion).
     
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Civil Registration

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

Welby is a village, a township and a chapelry, and was a parish which is about 2 miles north-west of Melton Mobray. The parish covered 1,185 acres, most of which was pasture for sheep and cattle. Some of the land was used for growing corn and root crops.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A606 motor road northwest out of Melton Mobray, heading for Nottingham.
     
You can see pictures of Welby which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Welby 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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History

  • In this parish were the large pipe foundaries and works of the Holwell Iron Co. Ltd.
     
  • Ironstone was found and lightly mined in this parish.
     
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Manors

  • There is no mention of a Manor House or Hall in the records available to the webpage author.
     
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
     

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK725210 (Lat/Lon: 52.781722, -0.926558), Welby which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • This place was a chapelry for centuries (in the parish of Melton Mowbray) and became a Civil Parish in December, 1866.
     
  • The parish is in the ancient Framland Hundred in the eastern (or northern) division of the county.
     
  • On April 1st, 1936, this parish was abolished and 1150 acres were amalgamated with Asfordby Civil Parish.
     
  • On that same date, the remaining 35 acres were amalgamated with Melton Mowbray Civil Parish.
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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

 Year Inhabitants
1841 58
1871 62
1881 55
1891 51
1901 38
1911 70
1921 107
1931 96
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Schools

  • The children of this parish attended school in Melton Mowbray.