Wardley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Rutland. Belton is a chapelry of Wardley.

Alternative names: Wardley with Belton

Parish church: St. Mary; St. Botolph

Parish registers begin: 1574

Parishes adjacent to Wardley

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Wardley, a parish in Uppingham district, Rutland; 2½ miles W by N of Uppingham, and 4¼ SW of Manton r. station. Post town, Uppingham. Acres, 1,550. Real property, £1,158. Pop., 68. Houses, 13. The manor belongs to the Rev. J. H. Fludyer. The living is a rectory, united with Belton, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £389. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is old.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

WARDLEY (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Uppingham, soke of Oakham, county of Rutland, 4 miles (W. by N.) from Uppingham; containing 59 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the road between Uppingham and Leicester, and bounded on the south by the river Eye, which separates it from Leicestershire. It comprises 730 acres, of which 163 are in wood, and the rest in grass; the soil is a black fertile earth, with a gravelly substratum. The woodland was formerly part of Beaumont Chase. The living is a discharged rectory, with the vicarage of Belton annexed, valued in the king’s books at £10. 16., and in the patronage of the Crown; net income, £287; the glebe here contains 23 acres. The church is Norman, and contains, on the south side of the nave, four handsome arches in that style. A school is endowed with £10 per annum, and the master also receives £12 from the trustees of thirty acres of land belonging to the poor.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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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: Oakham Soke
  • Province: Canterbury

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