Whissendine is an Ancient Parish in the county of Rutlandshire.
Parish church: St. Andrew
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1577
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1707
Nonconformists include: Methodist
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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
WHISSENDINE, a village and a parish in Oakham district, Rutland. The village stands 1¾ mile SSW of a station of its own name on the Syston and Peterborough railway, and 4¼ NNW of Oakham; was known, in the Norman times, as Wichingedine; is a scattered place; and has a post-office under Oakham. The parish comprises 3,870 acres. Real property, £6,948. Pop. in 1851, 795; in 1861, 693. Houses, 175. The manor belonged to Waltheof, the nephew of William the Conqueror; passed to the Wakes, the Hollands, the Greys, and others; and belongs now to E. S. Kennedy, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £177. Patron, E. S. Kennedy, Esq. The church is ancient. There are two Methodist chapels, a national school, and charities £24.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
WHISSENDINE (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Oakham, hundred of Alstoe, county of Rutland, 4½ miles (N. W. by N.) from Oakham; containing 831 inhabitants. It comprises about 4230 acres: the surface is pleasingly diversified with hill and dale; the soil is fertile. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £7. 1.; net income, £155; patron, the Earl of Harborough; impropriator, W. Bissill, Esq. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1762.
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