Edith Weston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Rutland.

Alternative names: Edweston, Edith-Weston

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin: 1585

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Edith Weston

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Edith-Weston, or Edweston, a parish in Oakham district, Rutland; on the river Gwash, 1¾ mile NNW of Luffenham r. station, and 5½ SE by E of Oakham. Post town, Hambleton, under Oakham. Acres, 1,723. Real property, £3,371. Pop., 387. Houses, 85. The property is divided among a few. An alien benedictine priory, a cell to St. George’s Banquerville, stood here; was given to the Charterhouse, Coventry; and passed to the Comptons and the Herberts. Edith-Weston House is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £155. Patron, R. Lucas, Esq. The church has a light Gothic spire; and is ancient, but very good.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

EDITH-WESTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Oakham, hundred of Martinsley, county of Rutland, 7 miles (W. S. W.) from Stamford; containing 343 inhabitants. Here was a priory of Benedictine monks, a cell to the abbey of St. George, at Banguervill, in Normandy, to which it was given by William de Tankervill, chamberlain to Henry I.; it was conveyed to the Carthusians of Coventry in the reign of Richard II., and, as part of their possessions, was granted, in the 4th of Edward VI., to William Parr, Marquess of Northampton. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £14. 7. 6.; net income, £155; patron, the Rev. R. Lucas.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Edith-Weston, co. Rutland.

P. T. Oakham (93) 3½ m. ESE. Pop. 361.

A parish in the hundred of Martinsley; living, a rectory in the archdeaconry of Northampton and diocese of Peterborough; valued in K. B. 14l. 7s. 6d.; ann. val. P. R. 110l. 15s. 5d.; patron (1829) the Rev. Richard Lucas. The church, ded. to St. Mary, is a very ancient structure with a beautiful light Gothic spire, and is supposed to have belonged to an alien priory of Benedictine monks, which formerly stood here. There is also a venerable low building, which is conjectured to have been the mansion-house, or probably a part of the priory.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. I; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

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

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