Hugglescote and Donington is a chapelry of Ibstock Ancient Parish in Leicestershire.

Alternative names:

  • Donington
  • Donnington
  • Donnington and Hugglescote
  • Hugglescote
  • Hugglescote and Donnington

Parish church: St. John the Baptist

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1581
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1564

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, General Baptist New Connexion, Independent/Congregational, and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Ravenstone
  • Snibston
  • Coalville
  • Markfield
  • Stanton under Bardon
  • Bardon
  • Heather
  • Ibstock
  • Whitwick

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HUGGLESCOTE, a village, a township, and a chapelry in Ibstock parish, Leicester. The village stands 1 mile W of Bardon r. station, and 6 SE of Ashby-de-la-Zouch; and has a post office under Ashby-de-la-Zouch. The township includes the hamlet of Donington, and bears the name of Hugglescote and Donington. Acres, 2,589. Real property, £.5,104; of which £190 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 1,014; in 1861, 1,227. Houses, 265. The manor belongs to the Marquis of Hastings. The chapelry is annexed to the rectory of Ibstock in the diocese of Peterborough. The church is old and has a tower. There are a Baptist chapel and a national school.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Donnington with Hugglescote, a chapelry, in the parish of Ibstock, union of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, hundred of Sparkenhoe, S. division of the county of Leicester, 5½ miles (S. E. by E.) from Ashby; containing 864 inhabitants, of whom 187 are in Donnington. The chapel is dedicated to St. Peter.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Leicestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Ashby de la Zouch
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Leicester
  • Diocese: Peterborough
  • Rural Deanery: Sparkenhoe
  • Poor Law Union: Ashby de la Zouch
  • Hundred: Sparkenhoe
  • Province: Canterbury

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