Hungarton, Leicestershire

Description

Hungarton, a village and a parish in Leicestershire. The village is 1 1/4 mile N from Ingersby station on the G.N.R., and 7 NE by E from Leicester, and has a post office under Leicester; money order office, Billesdon; telegraph office, Ingersby railway station. The parish contains also the liberty of Baggrave, and the hamlets of Ingersby and Quenby. Acreage, 3593; population of the civil parish, 307; of the ecclesiastical, 813. Baggrave Hall is a fine mansion, surrounded by well-wooded grounds. Quenby Hall for upwards of seven centuries belonged to the Ashbys. Ingersby Hall, an old moated building, is now a farmhouse. It formerly had a massive carved bedstead, said to be that on which Cardinal Wolsey died at Leicester Abbey. The living is a vicarage, united in 1732 with Twyford and Thorpe Satch-ville, in the diocese of Peterborough; joint net value, £114 with residence. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Early English style, and consists of nave, chancel, and S aisle, with porch and lofty spire. There are a Wesleyan chapel and some charities.

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1614.


Churches

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


Land and Property

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


Maps

Old maps of Hungarton are available on the old-maps.co.uk site, and a current map is available on the Streetmap.co.uk site.