Hambleton Rutland Family History Guide

Hambleton, Rutland
Photo of Hambleton, Rutland: the Old Priest's House (left) and Church of England parish church of St Andrew (right). by Russ Hamer, some rights reserved.


Hambleton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Rutland. Braunston is a chapelry of Hambleton.

Parish church: St Andrew

Parish registers begin: 1558

Parishes adjacent to Hambleton

  • Manton
  • Burley
  • Edith Weston
  • Lyndon
  • Exton
  • Oakham
  • Egleton
  • Empingham
  • Normanton
  • Whitwell

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Hambleton, a village and a parish in Oakham district, Rutland. The village stands on an eminence, near the river Gwash, 3 miles NE by N of Manton r. station, and 3 ESE of Oakham; is said to have had three churches at the Conquest; was once a market town; and has a post office under Oakham. The parish comprises 1,154 acres. Real property, £694. Pop., 323. Houses, 64. The manor belonged to Editha, wife of the Confessor; passed to the Badlesmeres; and belongs now to George Finch, Esq. Hambleton Hall was a Tudor mansion, and became a farm house. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of Braunston, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £180. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln. The church is chiefly early English, with later English clerestory; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a square tower; and is in good condition. There is a national school.

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

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Administration

  • 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