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Census

  • The parish was in the Loughborough sub-district of the Loughborough 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 / 2275
1871 R.G. 10 / 3257
1891 R.G. 12 / 2516 & 2517
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was originally Emmanuel Church in Loughborough.
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Church Records

  • The church is in the rural deanery of East Akeley.
     
  • The Baptist chapel was founded in 1780 and erected in 1847.
     
  • The Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built in 1845.
     
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Civil Registration

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

Wordthorpe is a village and a township which lie about 1.5 miles south of Loughborough. In the late 1800s, the township was managed as a parish, covering about 411 acres, most of which was pasture for sheep and cattle.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, Wordthorpe lies astride the A6004 trunk road.
     
  • Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of the Main Street in Woodthorpe on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2010.
     
  • Check out pictures of the parish at Your Local Web.
     
You can see pictures of Wordthorpe which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Wordthorpe 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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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK543173 (Lat/Lon: 52.750597, -1.196969), Wordthorpe which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • This place was a hamlet in Loughborough parish for centuries. In December, 1866, it was formed as a Civil Parish.
     
  • The parish is in the ancient West Goscote Hundred in the mid division of the county.
     
  • On 1 April, 1935, the Civil Parish was abolished and amalgamated back into Loughborough Civil Parish. 112 acres were transferred to Quorndon Civil Parish and another 7 acres went to Woodhouse Civil Parish.
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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

 Year Inhabitants
1871 61
1881 57
1891 58
1901 56
1911 56
1921 57
1931 53
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Schools

  • The children of this township/parish attended schools at Woodhouse Eaves and Loughborough.