Market Overton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Rutlandshire.
Parish church: St. Peter and St. Paul
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1573
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1701
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
OVERTON-MARKET, a village and a parish in Oakham district, Rutland. The village stands near the Oakham canal, ¾ of a mile SSE of the boundary with Leicester, 2½ NE of Ashwell r. station, and 5½ NNE of Oakham; was once a market-town; and has a post-office under Oakham. The parish comprises 2,840 acres. Real property, £3,338. Pop. in 1851, 498; in 1861, 429. Houses, 92. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to J. M. Wingfield, Esq. The parish is a meet for the Cottesmore hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £500. Patron, J. M. Wingfield, Esq. The church is early English; was restored in 1861; and has a tower, with an old sundial, said to have been given by Sir Isaac Newton. There are a parochial school, and charities £13. The mother of Sir Isaac Newton lived some years in the village.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
OVERTON, MARKET (St. Peter and St. Paul), a parish, in the union of Oakham, hundred of Alstoe, county of Rutland, 6 miles (N. by E.) from Oakham; containing 503 inhabitants. It is intersected by the Oakham canal, and comprises 1778a. 2r. 34p. The surface is flat, with the exception of a hill in the western part overlooking the vale of Catmore; the soil is in some parts clayey, and in others light and strong. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £14. 11. 3.; income, £507; patron, John Wingfield, Esq. The tithes were commuted in 1803 for land.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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Civil Registration District: Oakham
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Peterborough (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Rutland
Poor Law Union: Oakham