Edith Weston Rutland Family History Guide

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

Alternative names: Edweston

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin: 1585

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Edith Weston

  • North Luffenham
  • Lyndon
  • Hambleton
  • Normanton
  • Ketton

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].

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