Blackfordby, a parish, formed in 1876 from portions of the parishes of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Seal, and Hartshorne, and which includes the villages of Blackfordby and Boundary, and the township of Boothorpe, Leicestershire. It is 2 1/2 miles NW from Ashhy-de-la-Zouch station on the M.R. Post town, Burton-on-Trent; money order and telegraph office, Woodville. Area, 1302 acres; population of the civil parish, 1040; of the ecclesiastical, 1359. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough; gross yearly value, £193, in the gift of Lord Donington. The church, erected in 1858 on the site of the old building, is a structure of grey sandstone in the Early English style. There are Wesleyan and Congregational chapels. Boundary is a straggling village about 3/4 of a mile to the NE. Boothorpe is a township 3/4 of a mile SW of the village of Blackfordby.
The earliest parish register, commencing from February 20th, 1653 (old style), was restored to the church by the Right Hon. Sir M. I. Joyce, after being rebound at his expense. The later registers of baptisms date from 1854; marriages, 1876; burials, 1813.
Details of the places of worship in Blackfordby, and their records, can be found on the following pages:
- St. Margaret (Church of England)
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.