"Rempston is a pleasant village and parish four miles north of Loughborough, and 11 miles south of Nottingham, containing 380 inhabitants and 1,660 acres of land, a large portion of which belongs to the lord of the manor, Gregory Gregory Esq., who built the present hall, now occupied by the Dowager Lady Sitwell, and delightfully situated in a diversified park, about half a mile west of the village.
The present church is dedicated to All Saints, and was built in 1771, out of the ruins of the ancient church of St Peter's-in-the-Rushes, and an old chapel which had been long in disuse. The latter stood in the village, and the former was distant about half a mile to the north east where its burial ground is now an open field. The church is a neat edifice, with a tower and five bells, and contains a large gallery for the singers and Sunday scholars. The rectory is valued in the King's books at £13 2s 6d, now £173, and received at the enclosure in 1768 an allotment of 258 acres in lieu of tithes. The master of Sidney College, Cambridge, is the patron, and the Rev. Richard Newton Adams is the incumbent. In 1748, Robert Marsden, Archdeacon of Nottingham, who lies buried in the old churchyard, left to the succesive rectors, Little Grange Close (two and a half acres), on condition that they distribute 50s amongst the poor every Christmas. The poor had also the interest of £10, left in 1716, by Thomas Woodroffe, but it is now lost. Lady Sitwell pays for the education of all the poor girls in the parish, and in 1848 the same lady built a neat school at her own expense. The Baptists have a burial ground here, and a chapel built in 1851, at a cost of £170, raised by subscription. The Wesleyans have also a chapel, built in 1850."
[WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire", 1853]


Archives & Libraries

The Library at Nottingham will prove useful in your research.



The old churchyard still has some munuments for pre-1777 burials.

Richard VINCE has a photograph of the old churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2014.



  • The parish was in the Leake sub-district of the Loughborough Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2277
1871 R.G. 10 / 3259
1891 R.G. 12 / 2518

Church History

  • The present Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
  • There was an older church, dedicated as Saint Peter-in-the-Rushes and an old chapel. both of which had fallen into disuse. Their stones were used to build All Saints Church in 1771. The old chapel once stood in the village, but St. Peter's was about a half mile north-east of the village.
  • For a history of Saint Peter's.church, check the Southwell Church History Project webpage
  • Eirian EVANS has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2008.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1570 for baptisms and burials and 1571 for marriages.
  • The Anglican church was in the rural deanery of South Bingham.
  • The General Baptists built a chapel here, with a burial ground, in 1851.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1850.

John MELLORS tells us:

  • Baptisms 1600 - 1812 are on the International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  • Marriages 1600 - 1854 are on the International Genealogical Index (IGI). These are also on the Notts FHS marriage CD.
  • Burials 1813 - 1902 are on the Notts FHS CD.
  • Notts Archives Office hold registers for the period 1570 - 1970.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Leake sub-district of the Loughborough Registration District.
  • In 1935, the parish was reassigned to the Basford sub-district of the Loughborough Registration District.
  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

Description & Travel

This parish and village are on the border with Leicestershire and lie about 120 miles north of London, 3.5 miles north-east of Loughborough (in Leicestershire) and 10 miles due south of Nottingham. The parish covers 1,660 acres.

The village sits just south of a small stream that feeds into the River Soar. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A60 northeast out of Loughborough toward Nottingham. The A60 passes through Hoton and the next village is Rempstone.
  • Alternatively, one can take the A6006 west out of Melton Mobray through Wymeswold to get to Rempton village.
  • Alex McGREGOR has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2013 at the eastern entrance to the village.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST also has a photograph of the Village Sign at Geo-graph, taken in May, 2014.
  • Mat FASCIONE has a close-up photograph of the village sign on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2008.
You can see pictures of Rempstone which are provided by:




Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Rempstone has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



  • There is a history of the village at the village website.
  • The White Lion Public House, once a popular spot for local news since the 13th century, is still in operation. Eirian EVANS has a photograph of The White Lion on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2010.
  • These are the names associated with the White Lion in various directories:
Year Person
1853 -- not listed --
1869 Walter HALLAM
1876 John JACOB, market gardener
1881 Thomas GUNN
1904 Sampson LOWE
1912 Sampson LOWE


  • Rempstone Hall was the residence and seat of Mrs. MARTIN in 1881.
  • Andy JAMIESON has a photograph of Rempstone Hall on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2009.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK577243 (Lat/Lon: 52.813165, -1.145372), Rempstone which are provided by:


Military History

The War Memorial is a bronze tablet in an alabaster frame, mounted on the wall of All Saints Church. The plaque was mounted in 1920.


Military Records

These are the men from the parish who died in WWI:

  1. pte. James BOTT, 15th Bn Sherwood Foresters
  2. pte. John Edward CLAY, 2/5th Bn Leics. Regt.
  3. pte. Claude Hindley COUPLAND, 5th Bn Leics. Regt.
  4. pte. Thomas Eustace COUPLAND, 1st Bn Leics. Regt.
  1. pte. John HOLMES, 2nd Bn Highland Light Inf.
  2. corporal Maurice MALYON, 2/5th Bn Leics. Regt.
  3. pte. D. MONAGHAN, 15th Bn Durham Light Inf.
  4. lance cpl. Joseph WADKIN, 12th Bn Sherwood Foresters

Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Nottinghamshire and it became a Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the southern division of the ancient Rushcliffe Wapentake in the southern division of the county.
  • You may contact the local Rempstone Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to help with family history lookups.
  • District governance is provided by the Rushcliffe Borough Council.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Village Hall at Geo-graph, taken in May, 2014. You may stop by when it is open and ask for a schedule of forth-coming events, or add your family re-union to the list.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Nottingham petty session hearings.
  • The Common Land was enclosed here in 1800. One source gives 1768.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Loughborough Poor Law Union in Leicestershire.


 Year Inhabitants
1801 324
1841 409
1851 389
1871 339
1881 314
1891 302
1901 270
1911 257
1921 248
1931 240
1951 264
1961 282


  • A Village School was built here by 1876.