Sutton Bonington St. Anne



  • The parish was in the Leake sub-district of the Loughborough Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2278
1871 R.G. 10 / 3259

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to St. Anne (Ann).
  • The church appears to be of 13th century origin and Early English in style.
  • The church was restored in 1860.
  • The church chancel was renovated in 1878.
  • The church was restored again in 1903.
  • The church seats 150.
  • Stuart WILDING has a photograph of St. Anne's Church on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2014.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1662 for all entries.
  • The International Genealogical Index (IGI) includes records from this parish for the period 1600-1829.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of West Bingham.
  • The East Leake and District Local History Society has a number of records availalbe and will do lookups. Be specific; they do not have time to find all occurances of a surname in all their records.
  • In 1881 the parish had chapels for Weslyen Methodists, Primitive Methodists and Baptists.
  • Tim HEATON has a photograph of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2008.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

This parish and the two villages of St. Anne and St. Michael are in southwest Nottinghamshire and lie about 120 miles north of London, 6 miles north of Loughborough (in Leicestershire) and 10 miles due south of Nottingham city. The River Soar passes through the parish.

The village sits along a small brook that flows into the River Soar at Kingston. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A60 arterial road north out of Loughborough toward Nottingham. At Costock, turn left (west) for East Leake and continue on to West Leake.
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Historical Geography

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



  • The parish has a long history of ringing the church bell for curfew in the winter months.
  • The village feast was held on the first Sunday after St. Michael's Day (September 29) or on that day if it fell on a Sunday or Monday.
  • The King's Head Public House dates back several hundred years. The King's Head Public House was a popular conversation spot. You can visit their Facebook page at: King's Head.
  • J. THOMAS has a photograph of the Kings Head pub on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2013.
  • These are the names associated with the King's Head in various directories:
Year  Person
1858 George DOMLEO
1869 William HALLAM
1881 Thomas PIERPOINT
1912 Joseph SLADE


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK507254 (Lat/Lon: 52.823755, -1.249047), Sutton Bonington St. Anne which are provided by:


Military History

In 1915, the Midland Agricultural and Dairy College had a "main building" erected. However on completion the government requisitioned it to be an officer prisoner of war site for German Officers for the duration of the first world war.


Malcolm NEAL has a photograph of the Midland Agricultural and Dairy College building on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2019.


Military Records

In the church there is a memorial to Admiral Sir William KING-HALL, K.C.B., who died in July, 1886, at age 70.


Politics & Government

  • The parish was in southern division of the ancient Rushcliffe Wapentake (Hundred) in the southern division of the county.
  • You may contact the local Sutton Bonnington Parish Council regarding civic or political matters, but they are NOT staffed to do family history research for you.
  • District governance is provided by the Rushcliffe Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

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




A National Endowed School for both Boys and Girls was here in 1869.

The University of Nottingham has established a Dairy Innovation Centre just north of the village.