Gumley, Leicestershire


Gumley, a village and a parish in Leicestershire, near the Union Canal, 4 miles N from Theddingworth station on the L. & N.W.R., and 4 1/2 NW by N from Market Harborough. There is a post office under Market Harborough; money order office, Foxton; telegraph office, Lubenham. Acreage, 1385; population, 169. The manor belongs to the Whitmore family. Gumley Hall also belongs to the same family, and it commands extensive views. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross yearly value, £350, Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln. The church is old but good, consists of nave, chancel, aisle, and porches, and has a square tower, with octagonal spire.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

The parish register of baptisms dates from 1698, marriages 1704, and burials, 1700.


Details of the places of worship in Gumley, and their records, can be found on the following pages:

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.