Preston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Rutlandshire.
Parish church: St. Peter and St. Paul
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1560
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1701
Nonconformists include: Independent and Wesleyan Methodist
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
PRESTON, a village and a parish in Uppingham district, Rutland. The village stands 1½ mile SW of Manton r. station, and 2 N by E of Uppingham; is old and pleasant; and has a post-office under Uppingham. The parish comprises 980 acres. Real property, £2,848. Pop., 349. Houses, 77. The property is subdivided. The manor belonged formerly to the Nevilles, and belongs now to the Earl of Gainsborough. P. Hall is the seat of the Rev. W. Belgrave. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £300. Patrons, the Representatives of the late Rev. S. Shield and the late W. Belgrave, Esq. The church is ancient; includes some remains of Saxon architecture; was recently restored; and has a tower and spire. There are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans, a slightly endowed national school, and charities £8.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
PRESTON (St. Peter and St. Paul), a parish, in the union of Uppingham, hundred of Martinsley, county of Rutland, 2 miles (N.) from Uppingham; containing 371 inhabitants. This parish, which is intersected by the road from Uppingham to Oakham, comprises by measurement 1142 acres. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £9. 17. 6., and in the patronage of the Rev. Samuel Shield, to whom belong three-fourths of the advowson, and of the Rev. William Belgrave and Miss Belgrave, who jointly possess one-fourth; income, £300, derived from 174 acres of land. The church, an ancient edifice, has two Norman arches in the interior, and a handsome stone canopy in the south wall of the chancel. There are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans.
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