South Luffenham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Rutlandshire.

Parish church: St. Mary; St. John the Baptist

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1678
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1707

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LUFFENHAM (SOUTH), a village and a parish in Uppingham district, Rutland. The village stands ½ a mile S by W of Luffenham r. station, and 6½ SW of Stamford; and has a post office under Leicester. The parish comprises 1,417 acres. Real property, £1,896. Pop., 400. Houses, 82. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to Lord Aveland. The Hall is occupied by the Misses Wingfield. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £423. Patron, Balliol College, Oxford. The church is variously Norman, early English, decorated, and perpendicular; comprises nave, aisles, and chancel, with S porch and W tower; and was repaired in 1861. There is a national 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, SOUTH (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Uppingham, hundred of Wrandike, county of Rutland, 5 miles (E. N. E.) from Uppingham; containing 317 inhabitants. It is on the road from Stamford to Uppingham and Leicester, and comprises 1248a. 22p.; the surface is hilly, and the soil of moderate quality. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £12. 12. 6.; net income, £423; patron and impropriator, the Rev. James Bush. The glebe contains 60 acres, with a house.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Birth Marriage and Death Records

England, Rutland Parish Registers, 1538-1991

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

England Marriages, 1538–1973 

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Grave Indexes

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Migration and Naturalisation Records

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Newspaper Archives

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Census Records

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales National Register, 1939

Probate and Court Records

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

Military Records

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920


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County: Rutlandshire
Civil Registration District: Uppingham
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Peterborough (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Peterborough
Rural Deanery: Rutland
Poor Law Union: Uppingham
Hundred: Wrangdyke
Province: Canterbury

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