Swepstone, Leicestershire Family History Guide

Swepstone is an Ancient Parish in the county of Leicestershire. Snarestone is a chapelry of Swepstone.

Other places in the parish include: Newton Burgoland, Newton Burgoland with Nethercote, and Newton Nethercote.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1561
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1564

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Shackerstone
  • Normanton le Heath
  • Heather
  • Measham
  • Snarestone
  • Packington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SWEPSTONE, a parish, with a village and two hamlets, in Ashby-de-la-Zouch district, Leicester; 4 miles S by E of Ashby-de-la-Zouch r. station. It has a post-office under Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Acres, 2,287. Real property, £4,475. Pop., 566. houses, 137. The manor belongs to J. Gurdon, Esq. The living is a rectory, united with Snareston, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £1,050. Patron, the Rev. W. Hodgson. The church is ancient, and has a tower of 1842. There are Independent, Wesleyan, and Primitive Methodist chapels, a national school, and charities £95.

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

Administration

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