North Luffenham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Rutlandshire.
Parish church: St. John the Baptist
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1572
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1707
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
LUFFENHAM (NORTH), a village and a parish in Uppingham district, Rutland. The village stands near the river Chater, ¾ of a mile NW of Luffenham r. station, and 6½ SW of Stamford; and has a post office under Stamford. The parish comprises 1,999 acres. Real property, £3,096. Pop., 491. Houses, 103. The property is divided among a few. The manor and much of the land belong to Lord Aveland. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £624. Patron, Emmanuel College, Cambridge. The church is good; has a tower and spire; and contains a brass of Archdeacon Johnson, founder of the Oakham and Uppingham grammar schools. Charities, £131; a portion of which goes to a parochial school.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
LUFFENHAM, NORTH (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Uppingham, hundred of Wrandike, county of Rutland, 6 miles (S. W. by W.) from Stamford; containing 478 inhabitants. It is pleasantly situated on the banks of the small river Chater, and comprises about 1900 acres; the surface is undulated, and the soil somewhat stony, but tolerably productive. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £17. 0. 5.; net income, £624; patrons, the Master and Fellows of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. The glebe contains about 50 acres. The church is supposed to have been built in the reign of Edward III., and formerly contained a chantry; it was struck by lightning in 1822, and part of the steeple damaged. A national school is supported by funds arising from an estate left by Archdeacon Johnson, formerly rector, and founder of Oakingham and Uppingham grammar schools; a very curious brass monument is erected to his memory in the church.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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Civil Registration District: Uppingham
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Peterborough (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Rutland
Poor Law Union: Uppingham