Belton is a chapelry of Wardley Ancient Parish in Rutland.

Alternative names: Belton-in-Rutland

Church: St. Peter

Registers begin: 1577

Nonconformists in Belton include: Particular Baptist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Belton

Historical Description

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Belton, a parish in Uppingham district, Rutland; on the river Eye, 4 miles WNW of Uppingham, and 5 WSW of Manton r. station. It contains a village of its own name, and has a post office under Uppingham. Acres, 2,380. Real property, £2,441. Pop., 441. Houses, 98. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Wardley, in the diocese of Peterborough. The church is old but good, and has a square embattled tower. There are a Baptist chapel and a free school. Poors’ lands yield £83 a year, and other charities £20.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BELTON (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Uppingham, soke of Oakham, county of Rutland, 4 miles (W. N. W.) from Uppingham; containing, with Gunthorpe Lodge, 402 inhabitants. It is separated from Leicestershire by the small river Eye, and comprises 970a. 1r. 4p. of arable and pasture land in nearly equal portions; the soil is chiefly clay and gravel. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Wardley; impropriators, the family of Bishop, and J. Eagleton, Esq. An allotment of land and a money payment were assigned, in lieu of tithes, in 1794; the glebe comprises 66 acres, with a parsonage-house, recently rebuilt by the incumbent. The church is an ancient structure, chiefly in the Norman style, and contains 400 sittings. A school is endowed with £15. 15. per annum.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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  • County: Rutlandshire
  • Civil Registration District: Uppingham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Peterborough (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Peterborough
  • Rural Deanery: Rutland
  • Poor Law Union: Uppingham
  • Hundred: Oakham Soke
  • Province: Canterbury

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